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An architecture of parts : architects, building workers and industrialization in Britain 1940-1970
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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.