Garden Cities in Theory and Practice: Two volumes Being an amplification of a paper on the potentialities of applied science in a garden city...for the British Association
London Bemrose and Sons Limited 1905
xiv + 557 + (1)pp ; xi + (1) + pp 559-1404 continuously paginated between two volumes 350 b/w illustrations. Original gilt lettered green cloth. Ex reference library with stamps on preliminaries else very good. Massive and comprehensive study which compares the wide range of garden cities, garden suburbs and model villages constructed. Draws on British settlements including Ebenezeer Howard's Welywn Garden City, Letchworth and others. Many international examples are also cited. Looks beyond the planning and organisation of the towns and suburbs to the details of facilities, infrastructure, building construction materials etc. As well as design the book also investigates management issues relating to maintenance of streets, streetscapes and buildings which still pose many problems in design today. Highly relevant to all involved in planning, housing and architecture.