Building the New Jerusalem: Architecture, Housing and Politics 1900-1930 (EP 82)

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The first account based on primary historical research of the relationship between architecture, housing and social democracy in Britain and Europe in the early 20th century by a leading historian of British housing.

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Overview

The first account based on primary historical research of the relationship between architecture, housing and social democracy in Britain and Europe in the early 20th century by a leading historian of British housing.

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"""This fascinating study of the growth of social housing is a racy tale of politics, war and fierce debate. ... The essays in the book are well-written pieces of original research, as you might expect from Swenarton... �Building the New Jerusalem� gives great insight into the realpolitik of solving both social and construction problems. And the vision of the title, sometimes buried amid reports and letters, shines through when you start looking at the plans in the book and on CD."" RIBA Journal
""This superbly-researched book challenges the conventional history of modern architecture by putting Britain�s garden-city and social housing movements at its origins. Swenarton not only establishes a more inclusive genealogy of modernism; he illuminates a living tradition of human-scaled, socially-conscious architecture that is all-the-more vital today."" Robert Fishman, University of Michigan"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848060241
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Professor of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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