Voices of Guinness

An Oral History of the Park Royal Brewery
Author: Tim Strangleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190645105
Category: History
Page: 352
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Imagine a workplace where workers enjoyed a well-paid job for life, one where they could start their day with a pint of stout and a smoke, and enjoy free meals in silver service canteens and restaurants. During their breaks they could explore acres of parkland planted with hundreds of trees and thousands of shrubs. Imagine after work a place where employees could play more than thirty sports, or join one of the theater groups or dozens of other clubs. Imagine a place where at the end of a working life you could enjoy a company pension from a scheme to which you had never contributed a penny. Imagine working in buildings designed by an internationally renowned architect whose brief was to create a building that "would last a century or two." This is no fantasy or utopian vision of work but a description of the working conditions enjoyed by employees at the Guinness brewery established at Park Royal in West London in the mid-1930s. In this book, Tim Strangleman tells the story of the Guinness brewery at Park Royal, showing how the history of one plant tells us a much wider story about changing attitudes and understandings about work and the organization in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Drawing on extensive oral history interviews with staff and management as well as a wealth of archival and photographic sources, the book shows how progressive ideas of workplace citizenship came into conflict with the pressure to adapt to new expectations about work and its organization. Strangleman illustrates how these changes were experienced by those on the shop floor from the 1960s through to the final closure of the plant in 2005. This book asks striking and important questions about employment and the attachment workers have to their jobs, using the story of one of the UK and Ireland's most beloved brands, Guinness.

Technical and Scientific Books in Print


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The English Garden in Our Time

From Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe
Author: Jane Brown
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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Across the Open Field

Essays Drawn from English Landscapes
Author: Laurie Olin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812207866
Category: Architecture
Page: 384
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"Twenty-eight years ago I went to England for a three-month visit and rest. What I found changed my life." So begins this memoir by one of America's best-known landscape architects, Laurie Olin. Raised in a frontier town in Alaska, trained in Seattle and New York, Olin found himself dissatisfied with his job as an urban architect and accepted an invitation to England to take a respite from work. What he found, in abundance, was the serendipity of a human environment built over time to respond to the land's own character and to the people who lived and worked there. For Olin, the English countryside was a palimpsest of the most eloquent and moving sort, yet whose manifestation was of ordinary buildings meant to shelter their inhabitants and further their work. With evocative language and exquisite line drawings, the author takes us back to his introduction to the scenes of English country towns, their ancient universities, meandering waterways, and dramatic cloudscapes racing in from the Atlantic. He limns the geologic histories found within the rock, the near-forgotten histories of place-names, and the recent histories of train lines and auto routes. Comparing the growth of building in the English countryside, Olin draws some sobering conclusions about our modern lifestyle and its increasing separation from the landscape. As much a plea for saving the modern American landscape as it is a passionate exploration of what makes the English landscape so characteristically English, Across the Open Field is "an affectionate ramble through real places of lasting worth."

Geoffrey Jellicoe

The Studies of a Landscape Designer Over 80 Years
Author: Geoffrey Jellicoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardens
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Geoffrey Jellicoe

The Studies of a Landscape Designer Over 80 Years Volume II Gardens and Designs Gardens of Europe
Author: Geoffrey Jellicoe
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 269
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Gardens and Design, a collaboration with J.C. Shepherd and originally published in 1927, is arranged in three sections, the first of which comprises Jellicoe's general observations in a series of essays entitled People and Gardens, Art and Nature and Unity. The next section deals with the Villa Gamberaia in Italy, Le Notre at Versailles and the English tradition. The final part is devoted to a discussion of The English School of Landscape Gardening, Little Thakeham, Sussex with a concluding study entitled The National Garden. The text is supported throughout with photographs and measured drawings.

Scripturalizing the Human

The Written as the Political
Author: Vincent L. Wimbush
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317418220
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is focused on scriptures/scripturalization/scripturalizing as shorthand for the (psycho-cultural and socio-political) "work" we make language do for and to us. Each essay focuses on an instance of or situation involving such work, engaging with the Bible, Book of Mormon, Bhagavata Purana, and other sacred texts, artifacts, and practices in order to explore historical and ongoing constructions of the human. Contributors use the category of "scriptures"—understood not simply as texts, but as freighted shorthand for the dynamics and ultimate politics of language—as tools for self-illumination and self-analysis. The significance of the collection lies in the window it opens to the rich and complex view of the highs and lows of human-(un-)making as it establishes the connections between a seemingly basic and apolitical religious category and a set of larger social-cultural phenomena and dynamics.

Studies in landscape design


Author: Geoffrey Jellicoe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Landscape architecture
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Landscape Architecture

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Ian Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199681201
Category: Architecture
Page: 132
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Landscape architects are involved in a variety of projects, including reclamation, restoration, and the design of crucial infrastructure.--

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
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Category: English literature
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica


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ISBN: 9780852294000
Category: Reference
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The New Encyclopædia Britannica in 30 Volumes

Macropædia : Knowledge in Depth. - 19 Bd
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ISBN: 9780852292907
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica


Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc
ISBN: 9780852299616
Category: Reference
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BPR


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Category: American literature
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Subject Catalog


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John Betjeman

A Bibliography
Author: William S. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198184034
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 542
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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

Living Systems

Innovative Materialien und Technologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur
Author: Liat Margolis,Alexander Robinson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764382287
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Die Revolutionierung der Landschaftsarchitektur durch intelligente Materialien und Technologien Living Systems stellt eine Vielzahl von neuartigen Materialtechnologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur dar. Die Projekte und Materialien sind in enger Zusammenarbeit von Entwerfern, Ingenieuren, Wissenschaftlern und Ökologen entstanden. In einer Verbindung aus praxisorientierter Darstellung und theoretischem Hintergrund rücken Technologien zu Themen wie Wachstum, Fließen, Metabolismus, Klima und Wetterphänomenen in den Mittelpunkt. Die Darstellung vernetzt die Materialien und Technologien entsprechend ihrer Funktionsweisen, Prozesse und Eigenschaften miteinander. Detaillierte Zeichnungen und konstruktionsrelevante Fotos illustrieren die 36 internationalen Projekte und 23 Materialbeispiele. Zu den komplexen Systemen gehören vertikale Wachstumsstrukturen, Prävention vor Überflutungen, Anlagen zur Regenwasserversickerung sowie zur Minimierung von Bodenerosion. Beispielprojekte stammen unter anderem von West8 (Niederlande), GROSS.MAX (Großbritannien), Weiss-Manfredi Architects (USA), Kathryn Gustafson (USA) und Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten (Schweiz).

Stadtgrün / Urban Green

Europäische Landschaftsarchitektur für das 21. Jahrhundert / European Landscape Architecture for the 21st century
Author: Peter Cachola Schmal,Annette Becker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034611331
Category: Architecture
Page: 248
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Die in jüngerer Zeit zu konstatierende Wiederentdeckung der Stadt hat die Sehnsucht der Menschen nach der Natur keineswegs verdrängt. Im Gegenteil: Es gilt, innerstädtische Lösungen zu finden, die diesen neu gewachsenen Bedürfnissen gerecht werden, und zwar Lösungen, die gleichzeitig den Anforderungen von Gestaltung, Ökologie, Soziologie und Ökonomie entsprechen. Die Publikation widmet sich dem Thema der innerstädtischen Freiraumgestaltung. Sie dokumentiert 20 aktuell realisierte Beispiele innerhalb Europas, zum überwiegenden Teil mit Grünpflanzungen, entworfen von international renommierten Landschaftsarchitekten, wie etwa Gustafson Porter, Field Operations, Michel Desvigne, Gross.Max, Latz + Partner und West 8. Die Projekte, realisiert zwischen 2004 und 2010, reichen vom innerstädtischen Privatgarten über Plätze, Straßen und Promenaden bis hin zu Großprojekten wie der Revitalisierung von Flussuferbereichen oder Grün-Masterplanungen für ganze Städte. Das städtische Grün leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zum ökologischen Stadtumbau. Die dokumentierten Projekte zeigen in beispielhafter Form, wie dies mit modernsten Materialien und Technologien gelingen kann.