War, America, and Modernity: Anscombe's revival of the Combination Factory

Authors

  • Christine McCarthy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26686/aha.v5i0.6767

Keywords:

Architecture and war, Modern movement (Architecture), Factories-Design and construction, Art deco (Architecture), Modernism (Architecture)

Abstract

Following the success of the design of the 1939-40 Centennial Exhibition, Edmund Anscombe began investigating factory architecture. This interest - which had entertained him since before his 1919 publication Modern Industrial Development - characterised the last eight years of his life, apparent in his office's factory designs for: Samuel Brown Ltd (1940,1943), the Disabled Soldiers' Vocational Centre/Rehabilitation League (1942-43), Die Castings Ltd, Lower Hutt (1943) and the WH Symmington & Co.'s factory, Palmerston North (1948). This paper examines this work in relation to his visit to America in 1940 and his proposal for a combined factory on Aotea Quay (1943).

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Published

2008-10-31

How to Cite

McCarthy, C. (2008). War, America, and Modernity: Anscombe’s revival of the Combination Factory. Architectural History Aotearoa, 5, 72–82. https://doi.org/10.26686/aha.v5i0.6767

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