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An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialization in Britain 1940-1970
Christine Wall.
Design Library Call Number
  Stacks NA2543 .B84 W34 2013 (Browse Shelf) Available
  • ISBN: 9780415637947 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0415637945 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780203799154 (ebook)
  • OCLC Number: 794041096
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents

Industrialisation and the British Building Industry. The Industrialization of Building -- The Building Industry during War and Reconstruction -- Education and Training -- Post-War change: management and organization -- Architectural abstraction: the role of The Modular Society in promoting industrialized methods. The Modular Society -- "Additive architecture": the early years of modular co-ordination -- The BRS and the mathematization of architectural modularity -- "Never argue with the architect": architects and building workers 1940-70. "Put nobody between the architect and the men": the role of architects on site -- The nature of work in the construction industry -- Elusive connections: architects and building workers in mid-century Britain.