The Works: The Industrial Architecture of the United States

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 347 pages
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This generously illustrated study of factory buildings documents how these factories were designed to meet the multifarious demands of industry, argues that industrial aesthetic ideals were derived from functional engineering principles (what the author terms the engineering aesthetic), and contrasts the factory designs of engineers and architects. As Bradley probes the rationale behind the design of factories, she offers readers a useful typology and clarifying terminology.
  

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Contents

THE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING WORKS
1
ENGINEERED FACTORIES
85
Engineering Considerations
109
Materials of Construction
133
Factory Walls
161
Factory Roofs
177
THE AESTHETICS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE
201
Factories as Architecture
225
The Terminology of Industrial Architecture
259
Notes
271
Bibliography
299
Index
333
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Betsy Hunter Bradley, Former Teacher in the Historic Preservation Program, Youngstown State University.

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