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The Resource Carscapes : the motor car, architecture and landscape in England, Kathryn A Morrison and John Minnis

Carscapes : the motor car, architecture and landscape in England, Kathryn A Morrison and John Minnis

Label
Carscapes : the motor car, architecture and landscape in England
Title
Carscapes
Title remainder
the motor car, architecture and landscape in England
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn A Morrison and John Minnis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the motor car first came to England in the 1890s, it was a luxury item with little practical purpose - drivers couldn't travel very far or very quickly without paved roads or traffic laws. Thus began a transformation that has affected the architecture, infrastructure, and even the natural environment of the country. 'Carscapes' relates the history of the car's impact on the physical environment of England from its early beginnings to the modern motorway network, focusing especially on its architectural influence. The authors offer a detailed look at the litany of structures designed specifically to accommodate cars: garages, gas stations, car parks, factories, and showrooms. Presenting a comprehensive study of these buildings, along with highways, bridges, and signage, 'Carscapes' reveals the many overlooked ways in which automobiles have shaped the modern English landscape
Cataloging source
DLC
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Morrison, Kathryn A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE5664.A6
LC item number
M655 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Minnis, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • England
  • Architecture and society
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Handelsgebäude
  • Verkehrsbau
  • Flächennutzung
  • Fabrikgebäude
  • Kraftwagen
  • Architektur
  • Landschaft
  • England
  • Auto's
  • Sociale verandering
  • Landschappen
  • Cultuurlandschappen
  • Bouwkunst
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Architecture and society
  • Automobiles
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Manners and customs
  • Transportation, Automotive
  • England
Label
Carscapes : the motor car, architecture and landscape in England, Kathryn A Morrison and John Minnis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-419) and index
Contents
Living with cars -- Making cars -- Buying and selling cars -- Keeping the car at home -- Maintaining the car -- Filling up -- Parking, 1896-1939 -- Parking since 1945 -- Scrapping the car -- On the road -- The car and the countryside -- Hospitality for the motorist -- Traffic in towns, 1896-1939 -- Traffic in towns since 1945 -- Carscapes and the future -- Statistics of car ownership
Control code
794706862
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
vii, 438 p.
Isbn
9780300187045
Lccn
2012022079
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)794706862
Label
Carscapes : the motor car, architecture and landscape in England, Kathryn A Morrison and John Minnis
Publication
Note
"Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-419) and index
Contents
Living with cars -- Making cars -- Buying and selling cars -- Keeping the car at home -- Maintaining the car -- Filling up -- Parking, 1896-1939 -- Parking since 1945 -- Scrapping the car -- On the road -- The car and the countryside -- Hospitality for the motorist -- Traffic in towns, 1896-1939 -- Traffic in towns since 1945 -- Carscapes and the future -- Statistics of car ownership
Control code
794706862
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
vii, 438 p.
Isbn
9780300187045
Lccn
2012022079
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)794706862

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