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What is the History of Construction?

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Histoire de la construction / Construction History. Tome II. Relevé d’un chantier européen / Survey of a European Building Site
  • Author: Summerson (John)
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  • Abstract: This text is the editorial of the first issue of Construction History. The article suggests a two-part definition: the history of structural design and the history of constructive practices. The interest of the history of construction relates to the fact that it involves a large variety of people: those in the world of construction, which stretches from producers of materials to builders, including transporters, experts, insurance companies, and organizations for the protection of inventions.
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  • Pages: 535 to 537
  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08245-3
  • ISSN: 2264-458X
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08245-3.p.0021
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection: History of Technology
  • Parution date: 07-09-2018
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Language: English

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