City Planning

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  • A Plan for the City and County of Kingston upon Hull by LUTYENS, Edwin. and ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    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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  • MAWSON Thomas H
    An Imperial Obligation: Industrial Villages for Partially Disabled Soldier and Sailors with the sequel Afforestation & the Partially Disabled: a sequel to An imperial obligation; industrial villages for partially disabled soldiers, sailors, and flying men. Concrete Examples Number One

    London, Grant Richards Ltd 1917

    Volume I [ stand alone title] comprises xxii, 124, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., pl., plans, diagrams. Blue decorated cloth with contrasting white cloth backstrip. The sequel Volume II comprises xii, 46, [1] p. ill., plates. Includes errata slip. Wrappers. The sequel has a stamp from Keele University Library (withdrawn). The outcome of publication of the first volume was the construction of Westfield War Memorial Village, built on the land of local land owner Henry Storey, near Lancaster. it comprised houses, workshops and facilities built around a village green. It was to be the first of a series of villages for those returning injured from World War I but the idea, whilst well…

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    London, Grant Richards Ltd 1917

    Volume I [ stand alone title] comprises xxii, 124, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., pl., plans, diagrams. Blue decorated cloth with contrasting white cloth backstrip. The sequel Volume II comprises xii, 46, [1] p. ill., plates. Includes errata slip. Wrappers. The sequel has a stamp from Keele University Library (withdrawn). The outcome of publication of the first volume was the construction of Westfield War Memorial Village, built on the land of local land owner Henry Storey, near Lancaster. it comprised houses, workshops and facilities built around a village green. It was to be the first of a series of villages for those returning injured from World War I but the idea, whilst well supported was not financially supported. In the second book, his second proposed village, Meathop, is described. This was to be established near Grange over Sands. The belief was that that an afforestation scheme, away from the bustle of the commercial world, would be ideal for men suffering from shell shock and other 'nervous diseases'. The scheme was to be constructed at a former Red Cross facility for men with respiratory problems. It did not progress but did raise a considerable amount of debate about the issue of accommodating those returning from the war. It seems that the 46pp book written was a very short run publication and is hard to find. The two northern schemes can be likened to others including Papworth Village in Cambridgeshire, Barrowmore in Cheshire and Enham in Hampshire which similarly aimed to assist in rehabilitation for the wounded and providing them with a sustainable environment for the future.

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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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  • MAWSON, Thomas H. and ADAMS, THOMPSON & FRY
    Borough of Hastings Town Planning Scheme Report and general Development Plan

    Hastings Borough Council 1930

    51pp illustrated. 11 illustrations including photographs and diagrams + fFold out colour plan in rear pocket which opens to 305x250mm. 4to. Cloth spine, boards with title on upper board. Very good copy. This was a grandiose plan for the town, which if it had been implemented would have made Hastings a very different town. The plan included a scheme for a new civic centre straddling Bohemia Road, incorporating a Museum and a Museum and Art Gallery, an ambitious sea front scheme with bathing pool and marina.

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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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  • Collage City by ROWE. Colin, KOETTER. Fred,
    ROWE. Colin, KOETTER. Fred,
    Collage City

    Cambridge, Massachusetts MIT Press

    185pp. B/w plates. Quarto, cloth boards with printed spine. Some discolouration. Illustrated dust wrapper with shelf-wear, preserved in an archival sleeve. A very well illustrated, in-depth exploration of architectural and urban criticism. A cult book.

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  • VIENNA OF TODAY 1931 (VIENNA)
    Das Neue Wien: ein album mit plan

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

    x introduction + 70pp illustrated with b/w photographs with captions in German and English. Large fold out coloured plan secured at end of book. Long 8vo. Ivory wrappers, red lettering. The images record 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 and Architects generally named. The maps has a key in both German and English and shows Municipal projects, satellite garden cities etc. Verso of the map lists projects. An exceptionally good copy. Produced by the City Tourist…

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

    x introduction + 70pp illustrated with b/w photographs with captions in German and English. Large fold out coloured plan secured at end of book. Long 8vo. Ivory wrappers, red lettering. The images record 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 and Architects generally named. The maps has a key in both German and English and shows Municipal projects, satellite garden cities etc. Verso of the map lists projects. An exceptionally good copy. Produced by the City Tourist Authority which indicates the design interest in contemporary housing design at the time. Images include the Social Democratic City Council's construction of the Wiener Gemeindebauten, which was arguably one of the largest and most successful of co-operative housing projects built in Europe and grew out of post World War I initiatives where because of an acute shortage of housing many people turned to subsistence farming on squatted land and lived in self-built shelters.

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  • (IFHTP) The International Federation for Housing and Town Planning
    Final Report of the 18th Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Town Planning Hastings 1946

    London, published by the organisation 1946

    234pp. Stiff card wraps. Small 4to. Very good copy. Congress held 7-12 October 1946. Focus was on post war reconstruction. Papers were read relating to Exeter, London, Rotterdam,Liege, Warsaw and France in general. Contributors included Patrick Abercrombie, Thomas Sharp, Sir George Pepler,Catherine Bauer, Baston Bardet, Uno Ahren,H G van Beusekom, Netherlands and many others. The findings represent a great gathering of minds in the immediate post-war period where post war reconstruction and planning issues were discussed. A major group of papers were given over to the approaches to implementation.

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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) GOSLING David
    Gordon Cullen: Visions of Urban Design

    London Academy Editions 1996

    256pp illus with colour and b/w plates. Foreword by Norman Foster. Large 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Comprehensive review of the work of Gordon Cullen's 50 year career which pioneered design of urban space. Superbly illustrated and drawing widely on his original series of articles for Architectural Review. Hard to find. Armourial bookplate on front pastedown.

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  • PURDOM, C. B.
    The Building of Satellite Towns.

    J M Dent 1949 (1925)

    xx 532 pp, b/w plates plus diagrams. 4to. Reprint edition, expanded and enlarged. Vg copy with illustrated dust wrapper. 4to. ' A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning'. A discussion on the possibilities of building satellite towns, using Welwyn and Letchworth as examples, around large cities in an attempt to counter the suburban growth.

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  • The Building of Satellite Towns. by PURDOM, C. B.
    PURDOM, C. B.
    The Building of Satellite Towns.

    London J. M. Dent, 1925.

    368pp, 63 b/w plates plus diagrams. 4to. Vg copy in orig. green cloth. 4to. ' A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning'. A discussion on the possibilities of building satellite towns, using Welwyn and Letchworth as examples, around large cities in an attempt to counter the suburban growth.

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  • [EASTBOURNE] LEONARD MANASSEH & PARTNERS, OVE ARUP et al
    The Crumbles: A study commissioned by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement 2 volumes:

    1976

    Volume 1. 49pp with full page maps and perspective drawings. This is a survey report providing background data on the area and results of hydraulic texts, etc and provides the development argument. Vol 2 Housing Scheme 15pp, line ills, plans and elevations of proposed scheme designed by Manasseh. Long large 4to. Spiral bound titles. Volume 1 has air view of the area on upper wrapper and Volume 2 had notional housing scheme in b/w on upper wrapper. Fascinating report which preceded the development of this part of Eastbourne formerly a wild life reserve and area of sand dunes etc. From the library of the late Leonard Manasseh, without signature.

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  • CADBURY, Paul S & WISE Professor M J
    The Expansion of Birmingham into the Green belt area:

    Birmingham Cadbury Brothers Ltd, Bournville 1968

    32pp + printed plans including a fold out map at the end. White lettered wrappers. Comprises four elements: (1) Report to the Directors of Cadbury Brothers Ltd by Paul S Cadbury; (2) The Implications for open space and recreational land on the Conurbation Fringe of proposals to develop land at Hawkesley Hall, Moudsley Hall and Frankley - a preliminary view by Professor M J Wise, (3) Correspondence (4) The underaking given by the City of Birmingham to Cadbury Brothers Ltd 1937. Fascinating and detailed responses to building on the green belt on the edge of Birmingham on land covenanted as open space and at the time threatened by development as proposed int he post war West Midlands Planning Scheme.

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  • HILBERSEIMER L.,
    The New Regional Pattern: Industries and Gardens Workshops and Farms

    Chicago Theobald 1949

    195 pages, including 121 b&w plates, 4to. Very good indeed in sl. worn dust wrapper which is chipped at head and base of spine.. Useful text by this key architect, urban planner and educator. Hard to find. In the book Hilberseimer aspired to construct an agrarian urbanism which again seems to be a topical subject. , Along side other planners he saw agrarianism as a kind of bridge between the rural practice of subsistence farming and the increasingly vulnerable urban workforce imagining that workers might rotate between factory jobs and collective farm work. Fascinating period item. His unbuilt scheme advocated in this text runs parallel to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Broadacre City" (1934–35),and Andrea Branzi's "Agronica" (1993–94.)

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  • The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited by [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited

    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879,…

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    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879, and a public company in 1888. The company expanded through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It merged with a major competitor in the starch market J. & J. Colman in 1938 to form Reckitt & Colman.

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  • ASHBEE C R
    Where the Great City Stands: a study in the new civics

    London The Essex House Press 1917

    xii + 165 + (3)pp + 80 plates. 4to. Decorative boards, cloth spine. Good copy but blank front end paper removed. 4to A plea by Ashbee to incorporate the ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement into city planning and urban life. Ownership inscription on half title of William Porter. FRSA.

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