City Planning

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  • ADSHEAD, S. D. with MINTER, C. J. and NEEDHAM C. W. C.,
    A Plan for the City of York York: A Plan for Progress and Preservation

    York York 1948

    14pp + 4pp b/w plates includes centre colour fold of plan, Decorated frontis. Wraps. 4to. Visionary plan for the historic core of York. Wrappers a little dusty else very good copy. With great illustrations by Patrick Hall what the city could look like with the historic walls revealed by the demolition of the buildings adjacent to them. Hard to find.

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  • (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…

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    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.

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    Stock ID: 22580
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  • [DURHAM COUNTY] GEENTY, William A.
    County Development Plan 1951 Written Analysis prepared for the County Council of Durham

    Durham County Council Press 1951

    320pp illustrated with b/w photographs, plans, including some fold outs and diagrams. Red cloth as issued. Signature of Jonathan Wager on front end paper. Good copy. The plan initiated the concept of "Category D" villages that basically identified settlements Durham County Council would no longer invest in. A concept that led depressingly to the decline of much of West Durham as the designation stigmatised the old mining areas of the County.

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  • [KNIGHT]
    Knight's Guide to the Arrangement and Construction of Workhouse Buildings with notes and diagrams on the requirements and recommendations of the Local Government Board in regard to the erection of Poor Law Institutions

    London Knight and Co. 1889

    115pp + diagrams of work house layouts etc. Also c 12pp period ads printed on contrasting grey paper and including yellow end paper with adverts. Cloth with gilt titles. Very slightly rubbed at head and base of spine and corners else very good copy. Royal 8vo. Fascinating on the design of the buildings written at a time where approaches to the poor and under privileged were being addressed by the new class of professional architects in association with those in local government who were involved in the planning and regulation of housing and cities.

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  • New Ideal Estate at Formby - Promotional Brochure by NEW IDEAL HOMESTEADS LTD
    NEW IDEAL HOMESTEADS LTD
    New Ideal Estate at Formby - Promotional Brochure

    London Ideal Building Corporation/New Ideal Homesteads Ltd undated c1960

    8pp brochure for a new estate called Victoria Park located between Freshfield and Formy on the Southport to Lliverpool Railway line. Promoting a new commuter suburban estate of Metroland type with cottage homes.

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  • TECTON
    Planned A.R.P.

    Architectural Press 1939

    138pp illus. with b/w ills and plates. Small 4to. Red lettered cloth, sl. sunned and worn at top of spine and some foxing sporadically found throughout and on book block. A good copy otherwise, of this key text on air raid attacks and methods for countering these. Based on the investigation of structural protection against air raid attack in the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury. Bookplate on front paste down: "The Final Examination, Qualifying for Candidature as Associate. RIBA. The Ashpitel Prize, 1938 awarded to George Gaze Pace."

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  • [HAMPSTEAD] CREWE, Marquess of [ introduction ]
    Problems of Reconstruction Lectures and Addresses, Delivered at the Summer Meeting at the Hampstead Garden Suburb, August, 1917

    London. T Fisher Unwin Ltd 1918

    315pp. Cloth. Slightly faded on the spine. Arranged in four sections. I First Principles of Reconstruction 2 Reconstruction and Education 3 Social and Industrial Reconstruction 4 Arts and Crafts in relation to Reconstruction. Contributors included many luminaries of the day including J H B Masterman, Henrietta Barnett, Sidney Webb, Henry Clausen, C A Voysey, May Morris and many others. Fascinating assembly of liberal minds of the day. Faint stamp of Guildford Labour Party Bookshop probably contemporary with issue of the book.

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  • RIBA
    Rebuilding Britain.

    London, Lund Humphries. 1943

    80 pp. inc. b&w ill. throughout. Good clean copy. In wraps. Top and base of spine a little bumped and 2 small tears to the surface of the front cover, approx. 1cm x 1cm. Very good otherwise. 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…

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    London, Lund Humphries. 1943

    80 pp. inc. b&w ill. throughout. Good clean copy. In wraps. Top and base of spine a little bumped and 2 small tears to the surface of the front cover, approx. 1cm x 1cm. Very good otherwise. 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 princples of town and regional planning to the widest general audience. Stamp of architect George G Pace on the upper corner of the front cover and title page.

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  • (SHEFFIELD)
    Sheffield Replanned

    Sheffield Sheffield City Council, Town Planning Committee 1945

    74 pages illustrated with plans and diagrams and photographs several in colour. Cloth backed boards with title lettering. VG condition. A useful review of the proposals for Sheffield redevelopment and post war reconstruction. Superb maps showing bomb damage to city centre, proposal including colour images of the proposed new civic square. Ownership stamp on upper wrapper of York Architect, George Gaze Pace RIBA.

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  • DE SOISSONS. Louis and KENYON. Arthur, William.,
    Site Planning in Practice at Welwyn Garden City

    London Ernest Benn 1927

    5pp + 102 b/w full page plates. 4to. Red cloth. Good copy of this scarce title on the planning of Welwyn. Contributions by Charles Benjamin Purdom. Hard to find. Louis de Soissons was involved with the establishment of the master plan for Welwyn Garden City and was appointed architect for the town in 1920. It was the first major commission for the practice and it remained significantly involved in its development over the next 60 years. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Hard to find.

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  • [NO FINES CONCRETE] BOROUGH OF HENDON
    Spur Road Housing Estate Official opening Thursday 26 June 1958 Pamphlet

    Hendon Borough Council 1958

    16pp including 6 b/w photographs of the scheme, a portrait of Elizabeth the Wueen Mother and map of the estate. Card wrappers, ribbon tie. Very good. The booklet records events of the day and a description of the estate. The estate included 119 houses, as well as 352 flats in six 11 storey point blocks, 5 four storey blocks and 1 two storey block. Built by Wimpey using no fines concrete. Hailed as a great success when first occupied, the scheme, like many similar ones, suffered from poor maintenance, was demolished in 2018 and the site had been redeveloped.

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  • BETTS Charles Henry, AND WATTS Matthias.
    The Next War: The British Industries Fair

    London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, 1916

    66pp Red paper boards, titles in black lettering. Worn and dusty binding.

    Stock ID: 22165
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  • (GEDDES Patrick) BOARDMAN Philip
    The Worlds of Patrick Geddes:

    Chapel Hill The University of Carolina Press 1944

    Frontis portrait of Patrick Geddes, xv + 504pp, b/w illustrations and figures including fold out plan. Large 8vo. Boards. Foreword by Lewis Mumford. A thorough and insightful biography and study of Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) life as well as his innovative ideas and action which have shaped town planning and urban sociology ever since. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 22114
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  • (ARCHITECTURAL PRESS)
    Your inheritance - uncomic strip

    Architectural Press nd c1941

    Unpaginated c80pp. Small 8vo. Decorated wrappers. Detached and a little faded. Also advertises a competition (1940) run by the Housing Centre for ideas on improving the state of the environment in Britain. Attractive item from the authors of the Architectural Review although none are named directly. The subject of the uncomic strip is a piece of land.

    Stock ID: 22603
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