Lidice: The Modern Garden Village of the Future by ABERCROMBIE…

Lidice: The Modern Garden Village of the Future

London lincoln-Praeger [Publishers] Ltd 1945

36pp. Illustrated. Decorated wrappers, stapled. A little dusty. Wrap around band with title "P A October 1945" in pen on title page. [Probably Patrick Abercrombie's hand]. Text contributors include Cyril Merhout on the history of Lidice, Dr B Stross, of the Lidice Shall Live Movement Evzen Sternbeck, assistant to Patrick Abercrombie, and Will Lawther. Centre fold is a double page plan of the proposed new garden village, drafted by Sternbeck and other illustrations show the devastation following the razing of the village to the ground in 1942 and destruction of the community by the Nazi regime. This booklet describes the history of the village's movement towards rebuilding, supported particularly by the communities of Stoke on Trent and Coventry in the UK. It also outlines the plan by Patrick Abercrombie's office for a new village based on the principles of Ebenezer Howard. Reconstruction of which started in 1954-55, linked to the establishment of a Memorial Rose Garden. One copy listed on JICS Library Hub

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