Garden Cities and Suburbs

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Garden Cities: the phrase is redolent of Arts and Crafts values and nineteenth-century utopianism. But despite being the culmination of a range of influential movements, and having global influence themselves, in fact there were only ever two true, self-contained Garden Cities in England – far more numerous were Garden Suburbs and Villages. Crystallised in England by planning visionary Ebenezer Howard and executed largely by Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin, the movement arose from nineteenth-century settlements ...

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Overview

Garden Cities: the phrase is redolent of Arts and Crafts values and nineteenth-century utopianism. But despite being the culmination of a range of influential movements, and having global influence themselves, in fact there were only ever two true, self-contained Garden Cities in England – far more numerous were Garden Suburbs and Villages. Crystallised in England by planning visionary Ebenezer Howard and executed largely by Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin, the movement arose from nineteenth-century settlements like Port Sunlight (and, earlier, Saltaire and Akroyden), and also from the City Beautiful movement in the US; the settlements were designed to promote healthy individual and community life, as well as commerce and industry, and were – and are – instantly recognizable. This book is a beautifully illustrated guide to the movement as a whole, from its earliest influences through practical difficulties in implementation to the continuing vitality of the conurbations which are its legacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780747813422
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Series: Shire Library Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,408,108
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Rutherford has an MA in the conservation of historic parks and gardens and a PhD. She was Head of the English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens Register and is now a freelance consultant, creating conservation plans.

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Places to Visit (year of foundation in brackets)

Bedford Park, West London  (1875)
www.bedfordpark.org/
Bournville, Birmingham (1895)
www.bvt.org.uk/about-us/the-bournville-story
Brentham Garden Suburb, Ealing, London (1901)
www.brentham.com
Burnage Garden Village, Manchester (1906)
http://burnageheritage.org
Hull Garden Village, East Yorkshire (1907)
www.gardenvillagehull.co.uk
Hampstead Garden Suburb, London (1907)
www.hgs.org.uk/history www.hgstrust.org/history
Humberstone Garden Village, Leicester (1906)
http://www.anchortenants.org/origins/index.html
Jordans Village, Buckinghamshire (1919)
www.seergreenandjordans.org.uk
Letchworth Garden City (1903) and Garden Cities Generally www.gardencitymuseum.org
Moorpool, Harborne, Birmingham (1908)
www.moorpool.com/moorpool.ra/
New Earswick, York (1902)
www.jrht.org.uk/node/26
Port Sunlight, Merseyside (1888)
www.portsunlightvillage.com
Rhiwbina Garden Village (1912)
www.rhiwbina.co.uk
Rosyth, Dunfermline, Fife (1915)
www.s1rosyth.com/memories/a-brief-history-of-rosyth.html
Saltaire, Bradford (1851)
www.saltaire.yorks.com
Silver End, Essex (1926)
www.silverend.org
Sutton Garden Suburb, Sutton, Surrey (1912)
www.suttongardensuburb.org/
Wavertree Garden Suburb, Liverpool (1910)
www.walkingbook.co.uk/liverpool/pages/page10.htm http://wavsoc.awardspace.info/wgs/index.html
Welwyn Garden City (1920)
http://welwyngarden-heritage.org
Westerton Garden Suburb, Bearsden, Glasgow (1913)
http://westertonvillage.org.uk/
Whiteley Village Museum, Cobham, Surrey (1911)
By appointment, contact Whiteley Village Historical Society via the web site:
http://www.whiteleyvillage.org.uk/history_section.php
 
Abroad
Colonel Light Gardens, Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia (1915)
www.clghs.org.au/
Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (1920s)
 
 
Haberfield, Sydney, Australia (1901)
www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/haberfield
Hellerau, Dresden, Germany (1906??
www.hellerau.org/english/hellerau/history/the-garden-city
Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa (1919)
http://gadgeteer.co.za/historyofpinelands
Mount Royal Garden Suburb, Calgary, Canada (1914)
Riverside, Chicago, Illinois, USA
http://riverside-illinois.com/History.htm
Weissenhof, Stutttgart (1927)
http://www.weissenhof2002.de/english/weissenhof.html

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Development of Planned Settlements
Influential Ideas and Examples
Howard, Parker and Unwin: Garden City Theory and Planning
Garden Cities in Practice
Garden Suburbs and Villages
Living in Utopia
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index

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