Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

Author: Ellen Rowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351592319

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

View: 5837

This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively building four-storey flat blocks in the city centre. Author Ellen Rowley examines how and why this endeavour occurred. Asking questions around architectural and urban obsolescence, she draws on national political and social histories, as well as looking at international architectural histories and the influence of post-war reconstruction programmes in Britain or the symbolisation of the modern dwelling within the formation of the modern nation. Critically, the book tackles this housing history as an architectural and design narrative. It explores the role of the architectural community in this frenzied provision of housing for the populace. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings and photographs from contemporary journals and the private archives of Dublin-based architectural practices, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in the conditions surrounding Dublin’s housing history.
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Ireland and the Industrial Revolution

The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Irish Industry, 1801-1922

Author: Andy Bielenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134061013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7113

This monograph provides the first comprehensive analysis of industrial development in Ireland and its impact on Irish society between 1801-1922. Studies of Irish industrial history to date have been regionally focused or industry specific. The book addresses this problem by bringing together the economic and social dimensions of Irish industrial history during the Union between Ireland and Great Britain. In this period, British economic and political influences on Ireland were all pervasive, particularly in the industrial sphere as a consequence of the British industrial revolution. By making the Irish industrial story more relevant to a wider national and international audience and by adopting a more multi-disciplinary approach which challenges many of the received wisdoms derived from narrow regional or single industry studies - this book will be of interest to economic historians across the globe as well as all those interested in Irish history more generally.
Posted in Business & Economics

Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016

Author: Gary A. Boyd,John McLaughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351927493

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 2304

At the formation of the new Republic of Ireland, the construction of new infrastructures was seen as an essential element in the building of the new nation, just as the adoption of international style modernism in architecture was perceived as a way to escape the colonial past. Accordingly, infrastructure became the physical manifestation, the concrete identity of these objectives and architecture formed an integral part of this narrative. Moving between scales and from artefact to context, Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016 provides critical insights and narratives on what is a complex and hitherto overlooked landscape, one which is often as much international as it is Irish. In doing so, it explores the interaction between the universalising and globalising tendencies of modernisation on one hand and the textures of local architectures on the other. The book shows how the nature of technology and infrastructure is inherently cosmopolitan. Beginning with the building of the heroic Shannon hydro-electric facility at Ardnacrusha by the German firm of Siemens-Schuckert in the first decade of independence, Ireland became a point of varying types of intersection between imported international expertise and local need. Meanwhile, at the other end of the century, by the year 2000, Ireland had become one of the most globalized countries in the world, site of the European headquarters of multinationals such as Google and Microsoft. Climatically and economically expedient to the storing and harvesting of data, Ireland has subsequently become a repository of digital information farmed in large, single-storey sheds absorbed into anonymous suburbs. In 2013, it became the preferred site for Intel to design and develop its new microprocessor chip: the Galileo. The story of the decades in between, of shifts made manifest in architecture and infrastructure from the policies of economic protectionism, to the opening up of the country to direct foreign investment and the embracing of the EU, is one of the influx of technologies and cultural references into a small country on the edges of Europe as Ireland became both a launch-pad and testing ground for a series of aspects of designed modernity.
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Proceedings of the First Conference of the Construction History Society

Author: James Campbell,Nicholas Bill,Karey Draper,Patrick Fleming,Yiting Pan,Wendy Andrews

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0992875102

Category: Building

Page: 506

View: 533

Session papers cover a bevy of topics of interest to building and construction historians, including: The British cut clasp nail ; Concrete platforms in the North Sea ; Timber supply in colonial China 1840-1940 ; Pier Luigi Nervi vs Fazlur Khan: the developing of the outrigger system for skyscrapers ; Construction and structure of medieval gates.
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Irish Modernism

Author: Edwina Keown,Carol Taaffe

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 3964

An examination of the emergence, reception and legacy of modernism in Ireland. Engaging with the ongoing re-evaluation of regional and national modernisms, the essays collected here reveal both the importance of modernism to Ireland, and that of Ireland to modernism. This collection introduces fresh perspectives on modern Irish culture that reflect new understandings of the contradictory and contested nature of modernism itself.--
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The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans and the Plantation of Ulster

Including the Names of Irish Catholics, and Protestant Settlers

Author: George Hill

Publisher: Irish Roots Cafe

ISBN: 9780940134423

Category: Ireland

Page: 276

View: 3733

This is the premier work of its kind on the planting of Brittish and Scottish families in Ireland, and the plans set forth to undermine the power base of the old Irish in Ireland. From the noted work by Rev. Geroge Hill, this book comprises the entire first section of his work on the plantation of Ulster. It is volume 1 of 4 that completes Rev. Hills work in full.
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the Irish experience, 1920-1988

Author: Michael J. Bannon

Publisher: Irish Amer Book Co


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5923

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The Man Who Divided Ireland

Author: Geoffrey Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826432328

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2250

The partition of Ireland in 1921, and the birth of Northern Ireland as a political entity, was the work of one man above all. Edward Carson, born in Dublin in 1854, was a brilliant lawyer whose cross-questioning of Oscar Wilde at his libel trial brought about Wilde's downfall. An inspiring orator and a political heavyweight at Westminster, his defence of Unionism in the years before the First World War, and of the rights of Ulster not to be swamped in an independent Ireland, made a united Ireland a political impossibility. While some of his actions were denounced in England as close to treason, Carson's idealism and religious tolerance were untypical of the sectarian bigotry that marred the later history of Northern Ireland. Carson: The Man Who Divided Ireland is the first modern biography of a major figure in both British and Irish politics.
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Rhetorical Theory by Women Before 1900

An Anthology

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 1392

This anthology is the first to feature women's rhetorical theory from the fifth through the nineteenth centuries. Assembling selections on rhetoric, composition, and communication by 24 women around the world, this valuable collection demonstrates an often-overlooked history of rhetoric as well as women's interest in conversation as a model for all discourse. Among the theorists included are Aspasia, Pan Chao, Sei Shonagon, Madeleine de Scudery, Hannah More, Hallie Quinn Brown, and Mary Augusta Jordan. The book also contains an extensive introduction, explanatory headnotes, and detailed annotations."
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

New Orleans

A Pictorial History

Author: Leonard Victor Huber

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455609314

Category: African Americans

Page: 370

View: 6715

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Middling Folk

Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family

Author: Linda H. Matthews

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569763801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2073

Telling the stories of those who quietly conducted the business and built the livelihoods that made their societies prosper or fail, this account shows how one Scots-Irish American family, the Hammills--millers, wagon makers, and blacksmiths--lived out their lives against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and westward expansion. Spanning three centuries from the shores of Ireland to the Chesapeake Bay Area to the Pacific Northwest, this saga brings to life the early days of the founding of this country through the lens of the middle class. From revolutions, uprisings, and economic booms and busts to owning slaves in the colonial South, these personal encounters through dramatic historical events depict the private dramas--tragic deaths, business successes and failures, love and loss--of the ordinary families who helped shape this country and managed to hold their own through turbulent times.
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Dublin, 1910-1940

shaping the city & suburbs

Author: Ruth McManus

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 512

View: 2854

Between 1910 and 1940 Dublin's suburbs grew considerably. For the first time, planned suburbanization of the working classes became a stated policy, with new and idealistic schemes such as Marino, Drumcondra and Crumlin being built. At the same time, private speculative development was continuing at the edges of the city, where individual builders, such as Alexander Strain, often had a major impact on the layout and style of the suburbs. The extent of the interaction between State, local authority, public utility societies and private speculators suggests that a development continuum existed rather than a strict division between public and private development. This was also a period when the modern town planning movement and evolving ideas about citizenship in the new State impacted on the shaping of the city. Many of the formative decisions that came to shape the modern low-rise, low-density city were taken at this time. The story of Dublin's development in the period from 1910 to 194
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Endangered Dreams

The Great Depression in California

Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923566

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9506

California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of the American dream have been played out in a bigger and bolder way. And no one has done more to capture this epic story than Kevin Starr, in his acclaimed series of gripping social and cultural histories. Now Starr carries his account into the 1930s, when the political extremes that threatened so much of the Depression-ravaged world--fascism and communism--loomed large across the California landscape. In Endangered Dreams, Starr paints a portrait that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. He begins with the rise of radicalism on the Pacific Coast, which erupted when the Great Depression swept over California in the 1930s. Starr captures the triumphs and tumult of the great agricultural strikes in the Imperial Valley, the San Joaquin Valley, Stockton, and Salinas, identifying the crucial role played by Communist organizers; he also shows how, after some successes, the Communists disbanded their unions on direct orders of the Comintern in 1935. The highpoint of social conflict, however, was 1934, the year of the coastwide maritime strike, and here Starr's narrative talents are at their best, as he brings to life the astonishing general strike that took control of San Francisco, where workers led by charismatic longshoreman Harry Bridges mounted the barricades to stand off National Guardsmen. That same year socialist Upton Sinclair won the Democratic nomination for governor, and he launched his dramatic End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign. In the end, however, these challenges galvanized the Right in a corporate, legal, and vigilante counterattack that crushed both organized labor and Sinclair. And yet, the Depression also brought out the finest in Californians: state Democrats fought for a local New Deal; California natives helped care for more than a million impoverished migrants through public and private programs; artists movingly documented the impact of the Depression; and an unprecedented program of public works (capped by the Golden Gate Bridge) made the California we know today possible. In capturing the powerful forces that swept the state during the 1930s--radicalism, repression, construction, and artistic expression--Starr weaves an insightful analysis into his narrative fabric. Out of a shattered decade of economic and social dislocation, he constructs a coherent whole and a mirror for understanding our own time.
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The Mayors

The Chicago Political Tradition

Author: Paul Michael Green,Melvin G. Holli

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809388455

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 256

View: 4867

Posted in Chicago (Ill.)

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403099501

Category: History

Page: 1567

View: 8564

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Pennsylvania. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
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