publication . Article . 2010

Port Sunlight, essai architectural et social

Machet, Laurence;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens (issn: 0220-5610, eissn: 2271-6149, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OpenEdition
  • Country: France
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to examine the city of Port Sunlight, its history, design and originality. Created by William Lever in 1888 in order to house his newly-built soap factory, Port Sunlight is part of the numerous “factory villages” built in the wake of the industrial revolution according to philanthropic and utilitarian principles. But this article intends to show that Port Sunlight differs from other factory towns. Its careful design, elaborate architecture and public facilities epitomize the aesthetic and philosophical trends of the period and reveal a strongly ambivalent attitude towards industry and the type of landscapes it had created. Announci...
Subjects
free text keywords: Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Literature, business.industry, business, Factory, Industrial Revolution, Architecture, Ambivalent attitude, Sociology, Working class, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Originality, Civilisation britannique, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences
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publication . Article . 2010

Port Sunlight, essai architectural et social

Machet, Laurence;