Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton

Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment

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Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has recently been termed 'The Industrial Enlightenment'. Exploring his many activities and manufactures, and the regional, national and international context in which he operated, this publication provides a valuable index to the current state of Boulton studies.

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Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has recently been termed 'The Industrial Enlightenment'. Exploring his many activities and manufactures-and the regional, national and international context in which he operated-this publication provides a valuable index to the current state of Boulton studies. Combining original contributions from social, economic, and cultural historians, with those of historians of science, technology and art, archaeologists and heritage professionals, the book sheds new light on the general culture of the eighteenth century, including patterns of work, production and consumption of the products of art and industry. The book also extends and enhances knowledge of the Enlightenment, industrialization and the processes of globalization in the eighteenth century.

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Part of the publisher's series, "Science, Technology, and Culture, 1700-1945," this volume presents 16 contributed chapters on the life and activities of Matthew Boulton (1728-1829), who was the business partner of Scottish engineer James Watt. Discussion includes his many roles as an enterprising industrialist of the Enlightenment, his involvement with science and innovation, the origins of the Soho Manufactory, the battle for the Birmingham Assay Office, portrait prints of Boulton, and his death--controversy and commemoration. The three editors are affiliated as follows: Kenneth Quickenden (Birmingham City University); and Sally Baggott and Malcolm Dick (U. of Birmingham, UK). Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK England : Ashgate, ©2013
ISBN: 9781409454328
1409454320
1409422186
9781409422181
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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