Images of Change

    SubTitle

    An archaeology of England’s contemporary landscape
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 May 2010

        Summary

        Hardback edition of this critically acclaimed book, which highlights the impact the developments of the 20th century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us.
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        9920403

        Main Summary

          Motorways, airports, tower blocks, power stations, windfarms; TV and the internet, easy travel and shrinking distances; business parks, starter homes and vast shopping and leisure complexes. All of these helped define the later 20th-century world and their material remains remind us of the major changes brought about through innovation and rapidly developing technology.

          Illustrated with striking aerial and ground photographs of some stunning and sometimes surprising 20th-century landscapes, Images of Change highlights for perhaps the first time the impact the developments of the last century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us. By turns dramatic, beautiful, perhaps even shocking, the images and accompanying text will convince that the later 20th century should not be seen as an age that has devalued or destroyed what went before. Understanding how the 20th-century landscape is perceived and how it connects to the past is part of what this book is about – helping us to understand that change and creation is as important in the landscape as preservation. We recognise and celebrate the process of landscape change for earlier periods – the 20th century should be no different.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Sefryn Penrose

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          220mm

          Number of Illustrations

          0

          Number of Pages

          200

          ISBN

          9781848020719

          Contents

            Foreword

            Introduction

            People

            Politics

            Profit

            Pleasure

            Afterword

            Further reading

            Bibliography

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