Depicting Labor

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This essay examines several depictions of construction workers from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. When placed in front of the critical mirror, they reveal a multitude of prejudices: that workers are compliant, nameless, skilled but not creative, and an embodiment of docile, bodily vitality.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIl Quaderno: The ISI Florence journal of architecture
Pages (from-to)42-48
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • architecture
  • labor
  • craft

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International Studies Institute Florence (Publisher)

Jonathan Foote (Reviewer)

15 Jan 2017 → …

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