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Housing the Twentieth Century Nation
     

Housing the Twentieth Century Nation

by Elain Harwood (Editor), Alan Powers (Editor)
 

This book considers housing from across the century, from rural Norfolk to inner London, via Scotland and Wales. It looks at the work of local authorities on meager budgets, at the colorful world of housing charities in the 1920s and even at the problems of building high-density flats for the rich. Other articles appraise Britain’s housing internationally.

Overview

This book considers housing from across the century, from rural Norfolk to inner London, via Scotland and Wales. It looks at the work of local authorities on meager budgets, at the colorful world of housing charities in the 1920s and even at the problems of building high-density flats for the rich. Other articles appraise Britain’s housing internationally. East Tilbury, built for a Czech industrialist on modernist lines, is studied in new depth. Cumbernauld and Peterlee – pillories of postwar planning – are reappraised, and forgotten housing figures from mid-century Liverpool and the Midlands uncovered. New light is also shed on such famous estates as Alton and Byker, with articles by architects who designed them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955668708
Publisher:
Paul Holberton Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Twentieth Century Architecture Series , #9
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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