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Concrete is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement cement paste that hardens cures over time. In the past, lime based cement binders, such as lime putty, were often used but sometimes with other hydraulic cements , such as a calcium aluminate cement or with Portland cement to form Portland cement concrete named for its visual resemblance to Portland stone. When aggregate is mixed with dry Portland cement and water , the mixture forms a fluid slurry that is easily poured and molded into shape.
The Romans used concrete in everything from bath houses to the Colosseum. Our modern concrete structures will never last as long. This week Guardian Cities investigates the shocking impact of concrete on the planet, to learn what we can do to bring about a less grey world. Our species is addicted to concrete. We use more of it than anything else except water. Like that other manmade wonder material, plastic, concrete transformed construction and advanced human health. But, as with plastic, we are only now waking up to its dangers.
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Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere—in our roads, bridges,. For each person on the planet, nearly three tons of concrete are produced every year. Used almost. The first book to reflect on the global consequences of concrete,. Today, it is everywhere—in our roads, bridges,sidewalks, walls, and architecture.
In recent years, concrete has increasingly drawn attention from architecture, business, technology, and labor historians. With this book in hand we can now ask something of a meta-question: Among arbiters of culture, who has cared about concrete, and why? Forty writes about architects, builders, photographers, critics, entrepreneurs, and politicians who have engaged with the material since its commercial introduction around , covering global contexts both developed and developing. He considers the highest of high design concrete structures by Le Corbusier, Auguste Perret, Louis Kahn, Moshe Safdie, Rachel Whiteread, and others alongside the routine and anonymous Estonian telegraph poles and modest favela homes. We see technological innovations come to seem praiseworthy for different audiences at different times and watch the physical manifestations of that fervor take shape. What readers of Technology and Culture might miss most here is a potentially unifying engagement with the question of why bodies of technical knowledge or practice gain value in any historical setting—a way of interrogating what we customarily call progress.
Books. Adrian Forty. Concrete and Culture: A Material. History. London: Reaktion Books, , pp., b/w illus. $36 (cloth), ISBN
Enlarge Image. Despite its ancient Roman origins, concrete is considered the ultimate modern material, used everywhere in construction today: the equivalent of three tonnes of concrete per person on the planet is produced each year. Used in our pavements, roads, tunnels and walls, concrete surrounds us wherever we go and polarizes opinion, provoking intense loathing in some and fervent passion in others. In this book Adrian Forty takes the reader across Europe, North and South America and the Far East, reflecting on the global consequences of the material.
Concrete has been used in arches, vaults, and domes dating as far back as the Roman Empire. Today, it is everywhere—in our roads, bridges, sidewalks, walls, and architecture.
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