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The Structural Engineer as Artist Chapter VII. - Factory Stack

THE factory stack appears to symbolise a certain aspect of industrialism better than any other architectural feature. From the factory stack there belches forth smoke, the smoke which makes both town and country black. In times to come it is likely that this blackening effect of the industrialism of the nineteenth century will be held to be its salient characteristic. The factory stack has character, it expresses a certain power, but has it also beauty? To this latter question we are now in a position to give an answer, and we can say what kind of a factory stack is beautiful and why, and what kind of a factory stack is ugly. A. Trystan Edwards

Author(s): Edwards, A Trystan

Keywords: factories;chimneys;aesthetics