Mobilising the modern industrial landscape for sports and leisure in the early 20th century

Chance, Helena (2013) Mobilising the modern industrial landscape for sports and leisure in the early 20th century. In: Design History Society Conference, Septemeber 2012, University of Brighton. (Submitted)

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Abstract

My research into the industrial landscape in Britain and North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries has identified a movement in landscaping that I have named ‘The Factory Garden Movement’. New types of designed landscapes appeared – cosmetic landscaping for factories, factory pleasure gardens, factory recreation parks and allotment gardens for the children of factory workers. Industrialists appropriated historical, cultural and metaphorical meanings of designed landscapes in a bid to redefine industry as progressive and responsible. These factory gardens and parks were designed for their potential to improve the health and motivation of employees, and to contribute to a positive corporate image and therefore to profitability. The gardens and recreation grounds became powerful symbols of ideal conditions in industry before the Second World War. This discussion will focus on the factory recreation parks – those made for sports and other activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 14:50
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:18
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9581

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