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The Factories: Conversions for Urban Culture [Paperback]

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In late 20th century urban Europe, a great many industrial and military landmarks were abandoned and fell into disuse, providing structures which could be transformed and utilized to house a wide range of creative activity and multi-cultural projects. In "Factories" an international team of photographers and authors including artists, sociologists and exhibition designers have come together to present a striking visual portrayal of industrial buildings - some typical, some extraordinary - which have all been converted into cultural buildings. Amongst the projects are Ateneu Popular in Barcelona, the City Arts Centre in Dublin, the WUK in Vienna, and the Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki. Further examples have been taken from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Slovenia. The wide variety of uses featured in this book clearly demonstrates that architecture has a significant role to play in an urban life beyond the monotony of bland commerce.

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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.38" Width: 8.98" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   2.21 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2002
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764366354  
ISBN13  9783764366353  

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