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Manchester: The Warehouse Legacy: An Introduction and Guide: The Warehouse Legacy - Introduction and Guide (Informed Conservation) Paperback – 17 Sep 2002


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Solid beauty, nicely presented 5 Jan. 2004
By Charles S. Houser - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This brief study of the warehouses of Manchester, England, the textile capital of the world for almost a century, is thoughtfully argued and easy to follow. If you are at all intrigued by industrial architecture in general or grandiose visions of Victorian self-importance, you will enjoy this book. The photographs, technical drawings, and archival images in this "English Heritage" guide are exquisite and a joy to study. Manchester's first warehouses were built when the canals connected this city to the port city of Liverpool to the west; and they multiplied and morphed with the advent of the railroads. As Manchester became a key commercial center, these utilitarian buildings became a fascinating blend of functionality and ornament. Their public faces and ground floor showrooms were designed to impress and charm clients, while the upper floors, loading bays, and hydralic systems served the functional needs of moving, storing, and compressing wares (powerful compressors were used to expel excess air from bales of cloth).
By the late 1920s the textile industry had dispersed and many of the old warehouses fell into disuse. Manchester has done much to repurpose these solid old buildings--into hotels, office space, and residences, for instance. As the authors conclude, "The challenge for Manchester, as with all cities, is to continue to [make] careful and informed decisions about these buildings, recognising and giving weight to their individual importance and the contribution they make to the wider cityscape."
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