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  • 100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City] by  [LETCHWORTH]
    [LETCHWORTH]
    100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City]

    London First Garden City Limited no date. c1907

    9pp Photolithographic images in b/w of the garden city including housing, factories, social facilities, sports fields, The Skittles - the pub with no beer, pavilions etc. Boards, upper board has title printed on it. Captions to photographs, no text. Slightly rubbed on spine and cloth a little worn.

    Stock ID: 19043
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  • [LIVERPOOL]
    Artizans and Labourers Dwellings and Insanitary Property .. report of the Housing Committee for 1913

    Liverpool City Council 1914 1914

    iii + 105pp with additional full page b/w plates from photographs. Also with plans (including folded frontispiece which is a birds eye view of the Bevington Area ) and diagrams. Jubilee Year report documenting progress made in dealing with deplorable housing conditions. Decorated wrappers, dusty and worn at edges. Internally sound. Very useful statistical information on housing projects built under the 1864 Liverpool Sanitary Amendment Act.

    Stock ID: 19012
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  • Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise. by  (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise.

    Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910

    188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York, Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch at Port Sunlight. The publication includes a list of members and guests in the auditorium at Port Sunlight who attended the lunch. This was a large delegation of visitors including a number of well known architects of the day active in Germany. (Includes Luwig Mies - aka Mies van der Rohe) as a young man.

    Stock ID: 17970
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  • BERLEPSCH-VALENDAS, B.D.A.
    Bauernhaus und Arbeiterwohnun in England: Eine Reisestudie

    Stuttgart Verlag J Engelhorn nd c 1912

    20pp text with 37 photographic illustrations + 20pp beautiful single sided b/w line illustration plates of schemes in the UK focusing on Bournville, Port Sunlight, in the main with architects and locations noted. Text in German. Loose leaf folio. Board with decorated lettering and image of Port Sunlight on front board. Ribbon ties. Very good indeed. Hans Eduard Berlepsch-Valendàs (1849 -1921) was an architect, designer and painter of Swiss origin who developed knowledge of the Garden City Movement in England through visiting himself. He apparently knew Walter Crane and Lord Lever, creator of Port Sunlight and cites Raymond Unwin amongst people he knew. Unwin acknowledges his contribution to Town Planning in Practice. A beautiful item.

    Stock ID: 19047
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  • (GARDEN SUBURBS) GREEVES T Affleck
    Bedford Park: The first garden suburb

    London Anne Bingley 1975

    Unpaginated text + 114 b/w photographs and a map of this suburb planned 1896. Small 4to. Decorated boards. Good copy. A preliminary introduction to the architecture illustrating the work of E J May, Maurice B Adams, Norman Shaw and others.

    Stock ID: 13880
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  • BOURNVILLE VILLAGE TRUST
    Bournville Village Trust 1900-1955

    Birmingham, Bournville Village Trust c.1955

    ix+135pp with colour frontis and b/w photographs, plans, maps and diagrams throughout. Small 4to. Cloth . Very slight foxing to end papers, otherwise internally vg. Compiled by the trustees, this account of Bournville was intended as both a record of 50 years of planning and maintenance, and a as a guide for the future. It gives an account of the development of the estate, its organization, planning and maintenance. With appendices including balance sheets and revenue accounts for 1954, this is a really fascinating period item, produced by those intimately involved with Bournville.

    Stock ID: 19128
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  • SHARP Thomas
    Cathedral City: A plan for Durham

    The Architectural Press 1945

    98pp, illus. with 47 b/w plates incl plans, additional three folding colour plates, wrapper. Good, some chipping along spine. This fascinating text is a development plan seeking to describe and protect the historical and architectural character of the City of Durham. From the collection of Winston Barnett with his ownership ticket.

    Stock ID: 18143
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  • GREENWOOD Charles
    Chester: A Plan for Redevelopment

    Chester: Phillipson & Golder, 1945

    90pp illustrated wtih colour perspective of the proposed riverside scheme, colour fold out of the proposals for the city and also a city wide map in back pocket. Also many b/w photographs which record Chester's historic fabric at the time. Decorated end papers. Large 4to. Very good copy with a dust wrapper. Stamp on fep says Town Planning. From the library of York Architect's Department. H

    Stock ID: 4642
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  • (VIENNA)
    Das Neue Wien: ein album mit plan

    Herausgegeben von der Fremdenverkehrskommision der Bundeslander Wien und Niederosterreich nd but map dated 1931

    X + 70pp with fold out coloured plan secured at end of book. Long 8vo. Cream wrappers, red lettering. Album of b/w images recording recent building projects in Vienna and which links to the plan at the end which shows locations of projects. The images show housing projects, sculpture, public buildings including schools, urban parks and recreation projects. Designers generally named. The maps has a key in both German and English and shows Municipal projects, garden cities etc. Verso of the map lists projects. An exceptional copy.

    Stock ID: 17866
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  • BERLESPSCH-VALENDAS [Hans Eduard]
    Die Gartenstadtbewegung in England, ihre Entwickelung und ihr jetziger Stand: Die Kultur des modernen England. Bd. III

    München und Berlin Druck und Verlag von R. Oldenbourg 1912

    xii + [4] = 190 +[2]pp with 10 text illustration and 19 plans. Cloth backed lettered boards. Very good copy. Assessment and analysis of the garden city movement in the UK including consideration of Bournville, Port Sunlight, Letchworth and of the work of Ebenezer Howard and providing a German perspective of the garden city movement in the UK. The German Garden City Society had been founded in 1902 and attracted major figures in the Deutscher Werkbund, including Herman Muthesius. Study of UK approaches to garden cities and suburbs was a constant in the development of projects in Germany at the time. Text in German. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 18058
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  • Garden Cities & Town Planning by  HARE William L and W. McG Eagar, Editors.
    HARE William L and W. McG Eagar, Editors.
    Garden Cities & Town Planning Incorporating the Housing Reformer Vol XII No.4

    April 1922

    A journal of housing town planning and civic improvement. 72 pp, b/w illustrations + period ads. 8vo orange wrappers. as Evidence of an ancient fold and stamp of an architect on wrapper [Salem Mass.] else a very good copy. Includes the Garden City and Town Planning Association's Annual Report, Address by Ebenezer Howard to the International Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Meeting, Notes on Housing in Moscow and an article on "An Electric Village at Billingham" which was being designed for ICI.

    Stock ID: 19085
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  • SENNETT A R
    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.

    Stock ID: 19090
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  • MILWOOD WILSON T. (Editor)
    Garden City Houses and Their Domestic Interior Details

    London, Technical Journals Ltd 1913

    104pp illustrated throughout with plans, elevations and b/w plates. Viii pages of period ads at end. Cloth backed boards, good copy. Introduction by T Milwood Wilson. Draws widely on examples at Gidea Park, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Esher Park as well as individual locations around the UK. Lists architects represented.

    Stock ID: 17943
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  • CUPLIN. Ewart, T.,
    Garden City Movement up-to-date

    London Garden Cities and Town Planning Association 1914

    vi +82pp + [4]pp period ads. Illustrated with maps, plans and photographs and loosely inserted table. Small quarto. Original wrappers bound into more recent black rexine hard covers with gilt lettering. Very good indeed. Important analysis of early schemes which defines what the Association considered at the time to be garden cities and suburbs as distinct from suburban housing schemes. It nonetheless shows just how much the conception of the garden city had been broadened from Howard's original texts. Indeed the Association's own name had been broadened to add the newly emergent practice and theory of town planning to the original focus. Alongside the garden city, recognition is now given to the burgeoning numbers of garden suburbs and garden villages. Many examples of these are identified and briefly described.

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  • LESTER Alfred W
    Hampstead Garden Suburb The Care and Appreciation of its Architectural Heritage

    London, Hampstead Garden Suburb Design Study Group 1981

    58pp, 4to, pamphlet with b/w illustrations throughout. Good. Slight fading to spine. Foreward by Sir Nicholas Pevnser. Useful study of the design details of the suburbs. The publication was produced to draw attention to the local distinctiveness of the suburb and aid residents in maintaining this.

    Stock ID: 14061
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  • GREEN Bridgid Grafton
    Hampstead Garden Suburb 1907 - 1977 The History of the Pioneer Garden Suburb at Hampstead

    London, Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association 1977

    vii + 20pp + vii, 4to, pamphlet, w/ b/w images throughout and adverts before and after main body of text, good condition.

    Stock ID: 14060
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  • Hampstead Garden Suburb: Dreams and Realities by  IKIN C W in collaboration with Brigid Grafton Green
    IKIN C W in collaboration with Brigid Grafton Green
    Hampstead Garden Suburb: Dreams and Realities

    London The New Hamptead Garden Suburb Trust 1990

    175 + (1)map. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Bright copy. Story of the suburb and its development.

    Stock ID: 13888
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  • [BIRMINGHAM] CHINN Carl,
    Homes for People 100 Years of Council Housing in Birmingham

    Birmingham Books 1991

    135pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 4to. Wrappers. Ex Joseph Rowntree Library with their stamp and class mark on spine and title page. Useful review of the Birmingham approach to providing public housing.

    Stock ID: 18952
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  • (HMSO) Department of the Environment
    Homes for today and tomorrow

    London Her Majesty's Stationary Office 1975

    9th Edition. i-viii, 91 [1]pp + 14 b/w plates of hand-drawn plans. Original paper cover with green and black lettering. Title on spine. Vg, with some minimal foxing to the cover. In-depth study, first published by the Department of the Environment in 1961, examining new patterns of living and innovative use of public and social space as a means of building community and family values and enhancing social health and welfare. Produced under the chairmanship of Parker Morris who set out suitable space standards for living.

    Stock ID: 17073
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  • LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL
    Housing, 1928-30.

    London, London County Council 1931

    118pp, b/w photographs, maps, plans (two fold out), 4to. Original cloth with lettered front and spine. An ex-library copy with usual stamps, (confined to prelims) else very good. Published as a supplementary volume to the Council's 1928 volume, and outlines the Council's activities under the Housing Acts.

    Stock ID: 14293
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