City Planning

  • A hundred new towns for Britain;: A scheme of national reconstruction proposed by J 47485 by EDWARDS, Trytran A [ Written under the pseuydom Ex Serviceman J 4748]
    EDWARDS, Trytran A [ Written under the pseuydom Ex Serviceman J 4748]
    A hundred new towns for Britain;: A scheme of national reconstruction proposed by J 47485

    London Simkins Marshall [October 1933] November 1934

    Revised and enlarged edition. 72pp Illustrated with colour and b/w line drawings, plans and diagrams showing variant layouts for towns and housing blocks in differing geographic locations. Thin card wrappers, blue lettering on greenish card. Perfect bound. Small folio. This publication advocates a 100 new towns to solve the housing crisis in the inter war period. "Edwards had been an early and persistent critic of the Garden City-inspired orthodoxy of housing development in the first half of the twentieth century and of the powerful Idealist and Socialist 'Ruskinian tradition' in architectural thought carried forward by Unwin and his circle". The project was critiqued by N E Shasore in a lengthy assessment of…

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    London Simkins Marshall [October 1933] November 1934

    Revised and enlarged edition. 72pp Illustrated with colour and b/w line drawings, plans and diagrams showing variant layouts for towns and housing blocks in differing geographic locations. Thin card wrappers, blue lettering on greenish card. Perfect bound. Small folio. This publication advocates a 100 new towns to solve the housing crisis in the inter war period. "Edwards had been an early and persistent critic of the Garden City-inspired orthodoxy of housing development in the first half of the twentieth century and of the powerful Idealist and Socialist 'Ruskinian tradition' in architectural thought carried forward by Unwin and his circle". The project was critiqued by N E Shasore in a lengthy assessment of the career of Edwards and who concluded the plan for a hundred new towns was "a deliberate and sustained propaganda campaign, based on fastidiously worked out and ardently held principles of civic design intended to steer policy". NE Shasore, Architectural History, Volume 61 2018 , pp. 175-203. Wrappers aged leaving uneven tone on both upper and lower wrappers. Internally good copy. Hard to find.

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  • LUTYENS, Edwin. and ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    A Plan for the City and County of Kingston upon Hull

    Hull A. Brown and Sons Ltd 1945

    92pp text, 13 folded maps in colour, full page visionary sketches of the future city and 48 b/w plates documenting the city buildings and townscape. Large 4to. Vg copy. Hull was one of the most bomb-damaged cities in the North of England during WW2. Superb publication of the scheme to reconstruct the city and improve the Region.

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  • [MANCHESTER]
    A Short History of Manchester Housing

    Manchester Printed for the Housing Committee, Richard Bates Limited Printers 1947

    10pp illustrated with b/w plates, plans, elevations etc. Paper wrappers. A little worn else good copy.

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  • [LORD LEVERHULME AND RIVINGTON] IRVINE, Wm. Fergusson.
    A Short History of the Township of Rivington in the County of Lancaster with some Account of the Church and Grammar School

    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have…

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    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have set fire to it on 7 July 1913. It was rebuilt but was demolished after the war finally. The park area was a philanthropic gesture for the people of Lancashire. His scheme included a scaled down version of Liverpool Castle which is beside the reservoir. He renovated a series of old barns on the site to be used as public halls for tea dances etc. The park remains open today.

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  • A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment by ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment

    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along…

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    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along with Cullen's Townscape book on approaches to planning urban space. All in very good condition. The first volume includes a typed letter from the Company Marketing manager, E W O'Loughlin, introducing the booklet series on Alcan Industries Headed notepaper.

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  • Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects by (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects

    London The Architectural Association 1980

    46pp illustrated with b/w line ills. Square 4to. Very good copy. Useful summary of the work of the practice which was produced to accompany an exhibition. Biographical notes by Dean Hawkes. Hard to find.

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  • LOCK, Max, GROVE, David and KING, Gerald.
    Bedford by the River: a town planning report by the Max Lock Group.

    london John Murray 1952

    140 p. : illus., maps (part fold., part col., 2 in pocket) ;Cloth spine, laminated boards. Log 4to. 200 x 280mm Good copy.

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  • Britain by Mass-Observation by [MASS OBSERVATION] MADGE, Charls and HARRISON, Tom
    [MASS OBSERVATION] MADGE, Charls and HARRISON, Tom
    Britain by Mass-Observation

    Harmondsworth Penguin Books 1939

    Penguin 1st Printing . Printed Wrappers. Penguin original,1939, No S19 with touch of wear at corners. Spine and page edges are a little browned. No dust wrapper. Good copy.

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  • Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics by GEDDES Sir Patrick
    GEDDES Sir Patrick
    Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics

    (1915) Williams & Norgate Limited new and revised edition 1949

    242pp with 32 pages of illustrations. Cloth. Very good copy with dust wrapper, this slightly faded on the spine. Previous owner's signature on front paste down . Authoritative study of planning by this key figure. Revision omitted five chapters in the original considered then to be only of historical significance. Nonetheless a very useful edition of a hard to find book with new material.

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  • New title GALINOU Mireille
    Cottages and Villas: The Birth of the Garden Suburb

    New Haven and London: Yale University Press 2010

    480pp with 100s of colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Large 4to, cloth in d/w, fine. New copy. Study of the Eyre brothers' villa estate in St John's Wood, London, the earliest manifestation of the Garden City Movement. Drawing on a newly catalogued Eyre archive, this fascinating volume charts the construction and subsequent fortunes of the estate, examining its profound influence on city design.

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  • BACON Edmund N.
    Design of Cities

    London Thames and Hudson 1967

    296pp, colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to., black cloth boards with gilt title on spine + illustration to upper board. Dust wrapper intact with wear at the top edge + head of spine. Seminal text on city design and planning. Covers a broad spectrum of concepts, from The growth/design of ancient cities, eighteenth + nineteenth century European design, Le Corbusier and the new vision + future planning, to name but a few. From the collection of Gerald Dix with his signature on front end paper.

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  • FITZGERALD, Shirley. (editor)
    East Circular Quay 1788-1998

    The City of Sydney 1998

    32pp sepia photographic illustrations with plans/line drawings etc. Long 4to illustrated wrappers, a very good copy. Bookplate of Winston Barnett architect. East circular key, Sydney was the site where the first European settlers landed in Australia. This publication provides a historical overview of the site by this highly regarded urban historian. It also examines the contemporary issues that surround the planning and development of East Circular Key. Major redevelopment of East Circular Quay occurred in the 1950s. Wool stores were demolished and replaced by a number of modernist commercial buildings lining the eastern side of Circular Quay. The height limit was increased from 150 feet to 915 feet in 1959, and Circular Quay soon…

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    The City of Sydney 1998

    32pp sepia photographic illustrations with plans/line drawings etc. Long 4to illustrated wrappers, a very good copy. Bookplate of Winston Barnett architect. East circular key, Sydney was the site where the first European settlers landed in Australia. This publication provides a historical overview of the site by this highly regarded urban historian. It also examines the contemporary issues that surround the planning and development of East Circular Key. Major redevelopment of East Circular Quay occurred in the 1950s. Wool stores were demolished and replaced by a number of modernist commercial buildings lining the eastern side of Circular Quay. The height limit was increased from 150 feet to 915 feet in 1959, and Circular Quay soon became dominated by skyscrapers. The current publication investigates policy to ameliorate the first post war phase of development seeking urban design solutions.

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  • F. J. O. Practical Idealist: by [OSBORN] WHITTICK, Arnold.
    [OSBORN] WHITTICK, Arnold.
    F. J. O. Practical Idealist: a biography of Sir Frederic Osborn

    London, Town and Country Planning Association 1987

    xii + 164pp illustrated with 31 plates. Good in dust wrapper. His efforts led to the New Towns Act of 1946. He was a devotee of Ebenezer Howard. If Howard was the driving force behind the Garden Cities and Suburbs, it was Osborn who was the driving force behind the New Towns. A very informative book.

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  • TARN John Nelson
    Five Per Cent Philanthropy: An account of housing in urban areas between 1840 and 1914.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1973

    xiv + 211pp with b/w illustrations throughout. Cloth vg in d/w. Charts the growth of socially conscious housing provision, from the political reforms of the 1830s and 40s to the development of local authority housing and garden cities in the 20th Century.

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  • Garden Cities of To-morrow by HOWARD Ebenezer
    HOWARD Ebenezer
    Garden Cities of To-morrow being the third edition of "To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform"

    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the…

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    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the already overcrowded cities and, thus, the further depletion of the country districts. As early as 1888 he had derived garden city plans after reading Bellamy's Looking Backward. He determined that the most practical way to realize Bellamy's ideas in England was "to build a private enterprise pervaded by public spirit an entirely new town, industrial, residential and agricultural". This was the idea upon which he enlarged in the present work and which he carried forward nine months later by the formation of a Garden City Association. This copy from the printer Arthur Wiliam Brunt, signed on the front paste down by him and who was closely connected with Letchworth Garden City and wrote the Pageant of Letchworth 1903-4. Marked up with some red underlining identifying the key principles of Howard. Extra folded maps pasted onto the front and rear boards; In front, layout of Letchworth shown in colour with the names of Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker printed. Rear map comprises a key plan showing the relationship of Letchworth to Kings Cross and the wider estate and proposed town and was produced by the First Garden City Limited 1904. Both these maps have some tears along folds but significantly add to the volume in translating Howard's principles into a reality.

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  • Good Houses: a Description of the Houses Being Erected Upon the Residential Estate Known as Weoley Hill by [BOURNVILLE]
    [BOURNVILLE]
    Good Houses: a Description of the Houses Being Erected Upon the Residential Estate Known as Weoley Hill

    Birmingham Weoley Hill Limited / The Estate Office Bournville no date c 1930

    (255x190mm). Staple bound prospectus for would be purchasers, printed by Drew and Hopwood Ltd of Birmingham. pp23 (1) with text and 7 tipped-in sepia photo plates. Cream card wrappers with narrow yapp edges, front titled in brown. Spine rubbed; with split from foot of length (90mm), associated with which a little loss extending to rear wrapper. Binding staples slightly rusted, negligible spread of rust pigment. Loosely inserted:- three folding leaves - two dated Dec 1929, the other Jan 1930 - with line illustrations, plans, and particulars of house types 3B6, 3C5 & 3.B.14 / undated (c1930) folding plan "Lay-out of Portion of North Side of Middle…

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    Birmingham Weoley Hill Limited / The Estate Office Bournville no date c 1930

    (255x190mm). Staple bound prospectus for would be purchasers, printed by Drew and Hopwood Ltd of Birmingham. pp23 (1) with text and 7 tipped-in sepia photo plates. Cream card wrappers with narrow yapp edges, front titled in brown. Spine rubbed; with split from foot of length (90mm), associated with which a little loss extending to rear wrapper. Binding staples slightly rusted, negligible spread of rust pigment. Loosely inserted:- three folding leaves - two dated Dec 1929, the other Jan 1930 - with line illustrations, plans, and particulars of house types 3B6, 3C5 & 3.B.14 / undated (c1930) folding plan "Lay-out of Portion of North Side of Middle Park Road" / and four undated (c1930) leaves, each with monochrome photo view of a Weoley Hill interior. Despite minor defects, the booklet contents and all inserts near fine, overall condition very good. After 1914 Weoley Hill Ltd was set up as a housing association to work in partnership with Bournville Village Trust to lease houses to office workers, many of whom, though not all, worked at Cadbury's. The earliest part around Witherford Way, was built before the outbreak of World War 1. From Weoley Park Road to Middle Park Road was built from the 1920s to the outbreak of World War 2. The images here seem to be drawn from these phases. A later phase was constructed post World War II reputedly, after Cadbury stopped sourcing local milk supplies for the factory at Bournville, released more land to the project. Ephemeral publication.

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  • [CULLEN, Gordon]
    Gordon Cullen

    Eindhoven & Dleft Afdeling Bouwkunde 1976

    38pp + [6]pp illustrated with b/w plates. Text in English and Dutch. 4to. Roneo typed catalogue with b/w reproductions of the works in an exhibition of Gordon Cullen's architectural and design illustrations. Gordon Cullen's own foreword says the exhibition is to show the "silent language" of the environment. Uncommon catalogue.

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  • [HARLOW] FISHER, John.
    Harlow New Town Short History of the Area which it will embrace

    The Harlow Development Corporation, 1951

    Illustrated with colour b/w plates and fold out map showing the old settlements which were to be embraced by the new town. Card covers, printed title on upper wrapper. Good copy. The original Harlow New Town was built after World War II along with places such as Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead a result of the New Towns Act of 1946, with the master plan for Harlow drawn up in 1947 by Sir Frederick Gibberd. A particular approach to the development of Harlow New Town was to respect the existing landscape and so this publication is useful if assessing the area's traditional architecture and landscape to be incorporated into the New Town area.

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  • GUTKIND A E (1886-1986)
    International History of City Development. 8 volumes

    New York Free Press 1964-1968

    vol 1. Urban development in central Europe. vol. 2. Urban development in the Alpine and Scandinavian countries. vol. 3. Urban development in southern Europe: Spain and Portugal. vol. 4. Urban development in southern Europe: Italy and Greece. vol. 5. Urban development in western Europe : France and Belgium. vol. 6. Urban development in western Europe: the Netherlands an Great Britain. vol. 7. Urban development in east-central Europe: Poland Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. vol. 8. Urban development in Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and the U.S.S.R. Large 4to. All very good with slightly worn dust wrappers. Each of the books covers an area of Europe and thus the volumes provide a coherent view of the urbanism in…

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    New York Free Press 1964-1968

    vol 1. Urban development in central Europe. vol. 2. Urban development in the Alpine and Scandinavian countries. vol. 3. Urban development in southern Europe: Spain and Portugal. vol. 4. Urban development in southern Europe: Italy and Greece. vol. 5. Urban development in western Europe : France and Belgium. vol. 6. Urban development in western Europe: the Netherlands an Great Britain. vol. 7. Urban development in east-central Europe: Poland Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. vol. 8. Urban development in Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and the U.S.S.R. Large 4to. All very good with slightly worn dust wrappers. Each of the books covers an area of Europe and thus the volumes provide a coherent view of the urbanism in Europe. The intention was to continue the series but after a very long life, Gutkind died.

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  • MENZIES-KITCHEN, A. W.
    Land Settlement A Report prepared for the Carnegie Untied Kingdom Trustees With a foreword by the Trustees

    Edinburgh Printed by T & A Constable Ltd 1935

    175pp. Ed Joseph Rowntree Foundation Library with their stamp on inside of rear end paper and a single label on inside of front wrapper. Wrappers a little worn else a good copy. Amongst the things considered was the drift from the land and whether large scale land settlement could arrest unemployment issues in the depression of the period but concluded not. The report however marshalled together a huge amount of information on small holdings either held individually or on a group basis.

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