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'Making Buildings' as the craft of using materials

It is strange that, although the course of architectural history in the industrial age has been largely driven by technological concerns relating to the means of construction, very few exhibitions ever focus in depth on that dimension of architectural practice; instead, there has been a subsuming emphasis on the individual architectural celebrity-creator, on daring aesthetic form, and on sheer volume of work. Yet at the same time, as the Crafts Council has noted, there has been a perceptible ...

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