The Texture of Industry : Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America
The industrial experience has touched deeply on the values, art and relation to the land, of the people's of North America. Yet the presentation of our industrial heritage, the authors of the proposed book argue, has been largely framed in the narrow context of inventors or in the social conflict between labour and capital - and fails to reveal much of the texture of industrial life. The Texture of Industry is an overview of the industrialization of North America using material evidence - sites, structures and artefacts - to fill out the story of our "industrial archaeology" drawing upon techniques from archeometry, field archaeology, art history and architectural recording. The book is organized around a discussion of the industrial experience. Several sites and artefacts - ones that can be visited by the public - are studied in depth. This book should have a diverse audience, appealing to industrial and architectural historians, archaeologists and geographers.
- Hardback | 455 pages
- 180.34 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,360.77g
- 20 Jan 1994
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- numerous halftones, line illustrations, tables, bibliography