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  • CROSBY Theo
    Architecture: City Sense

    London, Studio Vista; New York, Reinhold. 1965

    96 pp., b&w ill. throughout. Small 4to. Wraps, sl. scuffed front corner and sl. Rubbed spine, else a vg. copy. Occasional illustrations and pages in the same red as the colour found on end-papers underscores the attention to design that makes books in this series such a pleasure to find today. This text will be of particular interest to those with an interest in city planning and urban sociology. In it the author, a founding member of Pentagram, mounts a passionate case for a future of urban living based on increased leisure facilities, high density dwellings combined with improved public areas and suggestions for transport that tell us much today about then-contemporary thinking in these areas. Acknowledges a debt of influence to the work of Jane Jacobs, but offers a synthesis of the work of many more urban and architectural theorists in addition.

    Stock ID: 7986
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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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  • MACKINNON, John and Kathy. CHILD, Graham. THORSELL, Jim. (complied by)
    Managing Protected Areas in the Tropics

    Gland, Switzerland IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1986

    295pp. . Contains many black and white images and drawings. 8vo. Wrapper and contents in very good condition. Essentially a study of methods of protection and administration of legislation for the natural environment.

    Stock ID: 18798
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  • Manchester and District Old and New: by  [MANCHESTER] GREEN Frank, WOLFE Sidney,
    [MANCHESTER] GREEN Frank, WOLFE Sidney,
    Manchester and District Old and New: Useful Knowledge for Health and Home.

    London Souvenir Magazines Ltd. nd. (c. 1930)

    viii + 183pp. with b/w illus, photos, and period adverts. 8vo in cushioned imitation morocco with gilt script title on front. Only very slight rubbing to front joint, all together a very good and bright copy. A lovely and illuminating almanac from the turn of the century, filled with rich cultural material such as practical instructions for papering a house, appropriate diets for children of all ages, and adverts selling houses (£395!). From a housing perspective the best part of this is the hundreds of adverts for speculative housing estate houses in the Wilmslow, Heaton Chapel, Hazel Grove etc areas of Manchester. Rather like similar Metroland publications produced in parallel in the south east.

    Stock ID: 9621
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  • ASSOCIATION FOR PLANNING AND REGIONAL RECONSTRUCTION
    Maps for the National Plan A background to the Barlow Report, The Scott Report, The Beveridge Report

    London Lund Humphries and Co Ltd 1938

    117pp, spiral bound, stiff boards with map of Britain on the upper board. 4to. Good copy. Slight wear to head of spiral binding. Signature of previous owner on title page.

    Stock ID: 18618
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  • Miguel Angel Roca by  GLUSBERG Jorge & BOHIGAS Oriol
    GLUSBERG Jorge & BOHIGAS Oriol
    Miguel Angel Roca

    London, Academy Editions. 1981

    160 pp, b&w and col. ill. throughout. Nr fine long 8vo. in vg. wrappers. From the library of Charles Knevitt. Bilingual text in English and Spanish. Monograph on the Argentinian architect known for his post-modern designs, with a particular emphasis on his work in city planning. The majority of plans represented here are concerned with his vision for Córdoba, where he has held the position of Secretary of Public Works at the City Council.

    Stock ID: 7940
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  • HOUGH Michael
    Out of Place: Restoring Identity to the Regional Landscape.

    Yale University Press 1990

    230pp, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, line drawings, plans and maps. Wraps, lightly sunned at edges, else vg. An in-depth and provocative discussion of regional towns and landscapes. With a particular focus on how the universal availability of building materials and technology is making them increasingly indistinguishable.

    Stock ID: 9879
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  • Pioneer of Sociology: The Life & Letters of Patrick Geddes by  MAIRET, Philip
    MAIRET, Philip
    Pioneer of Sociology: The Life & Letters of Patrick Geddes

    London, Lund Humphries 1957

    xx + 226pp with 11 b/w plates. Cloth. Very Good. Inscribed copy. A fascinating biography of this pioneer of sociology and civic experiment.

    Stock ID: 7007
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  • RIBA
    Rebuilding Britain.

    London, Lund Humphries for the RIBA 1943

    80 pp. inc. b&w ills. throughout. Good clean copy. In wraps, Good copy. War-time production, as evidenced by two types of paper used. Published in February 1943 to accompany the 'Rebuilding Britain' Exhibition at the National Gallery, London. An accessible text that aims to involve ordinary members of the public in the reconstruction efforts of the nation at this time. Appendices include a synopsis of the work of the RIBA reconstruction committee, information on building practices and legislation of the time, as well as a bibliography for the common reader on architecture, design and town planning. An excellent example of a publication aiming to promote the history and principles of town and regional planning to the widest general audience.

    Stock ID: 19020
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  • Road Architecture by  (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    Road Architecture The Need for a Plan

    London Royal Institute of British Architects 1939

    79pp lxi advertisements. B/W plates. Small 4to. Illustrated paper wrappers Some shelf-wear otherwise good. Exhibition Handbook number 9. A well illustrated overview of early road planning from an architectural point of view.

    Stock ID: 17933
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  • GIBBERD Frederick
    The Design of Harlow

    Harlow Harlow Council in association with Harlow Development Corporation 1980

    48pp, b/w photographs, maps, plans. Long 8vo. Photographic wrappers. Wrappers sl. creased, else very good. Harlow was in the first phase of New Towns created by the New Towns Act 1946 to ease overcrowding in London after the war. Gibberd's master plan for Harlow is outlined here with living, working and circulation all fitting into the landscape.

    Stock ID: 15763
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  • The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community by  GANS Herbert J.
    GANS Herbert J.
    The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community

    London Allen Lane The Penguin Press 1967

    First Edition. [5] half title page, i-xxix, 474 [6]pp + 7 tables. Original end papers. Paste down with label of previous owner, reads "Winston Barnett, Architect." Original cloth spine and contrasting blue paper boards with silver gilt design of outlined group of figures. Spine with similar silver gilt lettered title and author's name. Original paper dust jacket. Vg, with some fading to the dust jacket. This book is a study made by the author who lived for two years as a participant observer in the newly built town of Levittown in New Jersey in order to examine how new suburban communities come into being and what effect leaving the city has on the occupants.

    Stock ID: 17072
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  • The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space by  BORDEN Iain, KERR Joe, RENDELL Jane (Eds)
    BORDEN Iain, KERR Joe, RENDELL Jane (Eds)
    The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space

    Cambridge, MASS, MIT Press 2001

    xxvii + 533pp with numerous b/w illustrations throughout. Cloth in d/w, good, with some scuffing and water damage to top right corner, edges slightly stained. A collection of 30 essays offering a range of new approaches to the 'urban experience', many employing theoretical concepts of space and place. This volume represents an exciting interchange between planers, theorists, architects and cultural historians.

    Stock ID: 10368
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  • BUILDING INITIATIVE
    Yellow Space: Belfast: Negotiations for an open city

    Belfast School of Art & Design 2007

    56pp illustrated. 4to. Yellow boards, illustrated with monotone photographs and line ills in black and yellow. Fine. To accompany a travelling installation to reveal the slow transition from a troubled city to lived in city. Yellow space was adopted as a metaphor for the kinds of space created by civil enterprise and it examines ways of push the boundaries of the yellow space to reduce civil conflict.

    Stock ID: 18256
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