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Factory

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Building for the commercial and usually mechanical production of goods. The modern factory was developed in the course of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, and its subsequent architectural development was linked to advances in technology. Previously, goods had been produced, usually by hand, in the home or in specialized workshops (‘manufactories’). Nevertheless, some early manufacturing premises were substantial in size, such as the glass works at Saint Gobain, France, which received its royal

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Subjects: Art

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