This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors are both leading experts in the field, having written widely on various aspects of the subject. In this new and comprehensive survey they respond to the growing interest in twentieth-century architecture and industrial archaeology. The book is well illustrated with superb and unique illustrations drawn from the archives of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. It will mark and celebrate the end of the century with a tribute to its remarkable built industrial heritage.
'Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology, is an important work. It provides an initial overview and assessment of the archaeology from a newly completed century, and a useful starting point for anyone with either a passing interest in, or a desire to embark upon the serious study of, the subject.' - Industrial Archaeology Review
Forward by Sir Neil Cossons. Preface and Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. List of Illustrations. Chapter One Introduction. Chapter Two A New Material Culture. Chapter Three Industrial Revolutions: Energy. Chapter Four The International Transfer of Technology: The Case of the Food Industries. Chapter Five Cars, Ships and Aircraft. Chapter Six The Age of Science. Chapter Seven The Century of Total War. Chapter Eight The Great Rebuildings. Chapter Nine Changing Horizons: The Archaeology of Transport. Chapter Ten Expanding Services. Chapter Eleven Reaching Conclusions. Appendices. Further Reading. Index of Names. Index of Places. Subject Index