Building in Britain: The Origins of a Modern Industry

Building in Britain: The Origins of a Modern Industry

by Akira Satoh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859280846

ISBN-13: 9781859280843

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859280843
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Tables
Preface to the English Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Acknowledgements
1The Decline of the Medieval System of Building Production8
2The Spread of the Fixed Price Contract and the Single Contractor30
3The First General Contractors54
4New Modes of Organization - New Breeds of Men86
5The Working of Stone117
6The Working of Wood133
7Brick Manufacture160
8Components off the Shelf195
9Pumps, Mortar Mills and Others210
10Machinery for Lifting232
11The Modern System: Origins and Causes259
12General Contracting and Industrial Capital270
13The Significance of the Expanding Means of Production280
14Contradictions Buried288
Bibliography306
Index312

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