Contracts and Pay : Work in London Construction 1660-1785, Hardback Book

Contracts and Pay : Work in London Construction 1660-1785 Hardback

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History series

Description

This book presents a new economic history of London construction in the early modern period.

Drawing on extensive archival material from key sites such as St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge, it describes the organization of contracts and work on large-scale `extraordinary' projects and maintenance contracts in the city during a key period of architectural and organizational development in Britain.

Stephenson shows that the organisation of the industry and the welfare of its workers were shaped by the contracts and finance of large institutions and ambitious businessmen.

Providing fresh wage and earnings data for craftsmen and labourers during the period, it offers new material and debate for economic, business and construction historians.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 273 pages, 8 Tables, color; 4 Illustrations, color; 30 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 273 p. 3
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of architecture
  • ISBN: 9783319575070

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