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Concrete and Culture a Material History

Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere-in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others. Focusing on concrete's effects on culture rather than its technical properties, Concrete and Culture examines the ways concrete has changed our understanding of.

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  • "Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere-in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost universally in modern construction, concrete has become a polarizing material that provokes intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others. Focusing on concrete's effects on culture rather than its technical properties, Concrete and Culture examines the ways concrete has changed our understanding of."@en
  • ""Breaks new ground by charting concrete's effects on culture since its reinvention in the modern period, examining the ways it has changed our understanding of nature, of time and of materiality. This book discusses architects' responses to and uses of concrete while also taking into account the role it has played in politics, literature, cinema and labour relations, as well as in present-day arguments about sustainability." -- Book jacket."@en
  • ""Breaks new ground by charting concrete's effects on culture since its reinvention in the modern period, examining the ways it has changed our understanding of nature, of time and of materiality. This book discusses architects' responses to and uses of concrete while also taking into account the role it has played in politics, literature, cinema and labour relations, as well as in present-day arguments about sustainability." -- Book jacket."
  • "" 'Concrete and culture' breaks new ground by charting concrete's effects on culture since its reinvention in the modern period, examining the ways it has changed our understanding of nature, of time and of materiality. This book discusses architects' responses to and uses of concrete while also taking into account the role it has played in politics, literature, cinema and labour relations, as well as in present-day arguments about sustainability... 'Concrete and culture' is a uniquely innovative historical account of the part played by an often despised substance in people's relationships to their physical surroundings." -- From the inside cover."@en

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  • "Concrete and Culture a Material History"@en
  • "Concrete and culture a material history"
  • "Concrete and culture : a material history"@en
  • "Concrete and culture : a material history"