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factory in a garden : A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

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When we think about Victorian factories, 'Dark Satanic Mills' might spring to mind - images of blackened buildings and exhausted, exploited workers struggling in unhealthy and ungodly conditions. But for some employees this image was far from the truth, and this is the subject of 'The Factory in a Garden' which traces the history of a factory gardens movement from its late-eighteenth century beginnings in Britain to its twenty-first century equivalent in Google's vegetable gardens at their headquarters in California. The book is the first study of its kind examining the development of parks, gardens, and outdoor leisure facilities for factories in Britain and America as a model for the reshaping of the corporate environment in the twenty-first century. This is also the first book to give a comprehensive account of the contribution of gardens, gardening and recreation to the history of responsible capitalism and ethical working practices.
Number of Pages: 265
Genre: Architecture, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Studies in Deesign & Material Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Helena Chance
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2017
TCIN: 51774883
UPC: 9781784993009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-1157
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