City Planning

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • City of Manchester Plan by NICHOLAS R[owland] (City Engineer and Surveyor)
    NICHOLAS R[owland] (City Engineer and Surveyor)
    City of Manchester Plan

    Norwich and London Jarrold & Sons for the City Council. 1945

    xii + 272pp, 83 b&w and colour plates, 31 diagrams and 14 graphs. 4to. Red lettered blue cloth Very good copy with good dust wrapper. Superbly produced and illustrated plan to guide post war development for Manchester City with significant sections on how to approach the housing and slum clearance issues. Written by the city surveyor and engineer, the plan presents the ideas for the future of Manchester. More details about this plan are presented were presented in 2017 by Jonathan Schofield, https://confidentials.com/manchester/manchester-plan-1945-the-biggest-manchester-redevelopment-plan-of-all-time

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  • SHARP, Thomas, GIBBERD, Frederick and HOLFORD, W G.
    Design in Town and Village

    London HMO for the mInistry of Housing and local Government 1953

    120pp illustrated with b/w line ills and plates. Perfect bound. Small 4to. Wrappers, a little rubbed at spine else good copy. Three major planning figures write on Village, Residential areas and City Centres respectively. Useful insights in the philosophy of planning in the immediate post World War II period alongside pragmatic solutions to post war planning issues of reconstruction and design.

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

    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902)

    [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth with black decorated titles on upper board. Board slightly rubbed else very good. Portrait frontis water damaged and red ink from binding has seeped into the paper and tissue guard for this plate. Paper a little browned throughout else internally sound apart from damage to the portrait frontis. 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…

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    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902)

    [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth with black decorated titles on upper board. Board slightly rubbed else very good. Portrait frontis water damaged and red ink from binding has seeped into the paper and tissue guard for this plate. Paper a little browned throughout else internally sound apart from damage to the portrait frontis. 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.

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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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  • Gordon Cullen: Visions of Urban Design by (CULLEN) GOSLING David
    (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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  • Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubilee 1907-1957 by (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB)
    (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB)
    Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubilee 1907-1957 Souvenir Booklet and Programme June 29 - July 6

    Hampstead Garden Suburb Issued by the General Organising Committee of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubillee. 1957

    52pp, Stapled booklet including illustrations and period adverts. Yellow decorated wrappers, these a little worn and dusty else a good item. Introduction by Sir John Braithwaite [ President of the Jubilee events ] + articles by Leonard Hyman and Dr Nikolaus Pevsner. Includes map and list of suburb societies as well as the programme of events for the Jubilee.

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  • DUNCAN Ronald
    Home-Made Home

    London: Faber and Faber 1947

    183pp with several b/w line drawings and plans. Small 4to. Cloth in chipped and worn d/w, with small part of spine missing, in protective glassine. An important early account of how to create and maintain a sustainable home. Duncan was a well-known literary figure and pacifist campaigner, with an interest in husbandry and responsible agriculture. In this volume he explains how a man with 'some capital and a lot of determination' can establish a self sufficient small holding. From sewerage to decorations, he describes how to construct a sustainable and well-designed household using natural, local materials and traditional techniques (with extended discussion of thatch, chalk and pressed earth). The author's inimitable style makes this…

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    London: Faber and Faber 1947

    183pp with several b/w line drawings and plans. Small 4to. Cloth in chipped and worn d/w, with small part of spine missing, in protective glassine. An important early account of how to create and maintain a sustainable home. Duncan was a well-known literary figure and pacifist campaigner, with an interest in husbandry and responsible agriculture. In this volume he explains how a man with 'some capital and a lot of determination' can establish a self sufficient small holding. From sewerage to decorations, he describes how to construct a sustainable and well-designed household using natural, local materials and traditional techniques (with extended discussion of thatch, chalk and pressed earth). The author's inimitable style makes this a fascinating read, as do his musings on planning laws, architectural style, and his own experiences.

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    Stock ID: 21312
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  • Illustrated History of Hampstead Garden Suburb by (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB) HENDERSON, John B [introduction]
    (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB) HENDERSON, John B [introduction]
    Illustrated History of Hampstead Garden Suburb and is organisations together with an alphabetical list of the roads, giving dates when they were built and the names of the architects concerned

    Hampstead Garden Suburb Issued by the Residents Associations 1954

    23pp illustrated with b/w plates. Centre fold is a pictorial map showing the suburb features and roads. Green wrappers, these stained. Stapled. The centre fold map has become detached at the staples nonetheless a really useful pamphlet illuminating who did what in terms of building and in which streets. Uncommon.

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  • [ACCRINGTON] ALLEN, J. S. and MATTOCKS, R. H.
    Industry And Prudence: A Plan For Accrington

    Borough Of Accrington 1950

    186pp illustrated with maps, plans and diagrams and b/w photographs. Small 4to. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Plan for post war reconstruction. Very good and interesting text by Allen and Mattocks.

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  • International Health Exhibition: Official Catalogue by [LONDON HEALTH EXHIBITION 1884]
    [LONDON HEALTH EXHIBITION 1884]
    International Health Exhibition: Official Catalogue

    London William Clowes & Sons 1884

    160 + xIpp illustrated with fold out plan of the exhibition site and a second one showing the position of electric lighting. Many period ads. Wrapps worn and dusty and colour plan damaged on fold. Wrappers in poor condition. Useful content. Intended as a celebration – to show-off to the rest of the world – the great technological strides made by the Victorians in improving disease control, especially through better sanitation and water purification, for the improvement of the health of the nation, the Exhibition was held in South Kensington, on a site between the Royal Albert Hall and the newly-opened Natural History Museum. Four million people visited the Exhibition between 8 May and 30 October 1884.

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  • [BIRKENHEAD] REILLY, Prof. Charles and ASLAN, N. J. Foreword by Alderman J H HODGKINSON,
    Outline Plan for the County Borough of Birkenhead

    County Borough of Birkenhead 1947

    181pp, with superb colour plans including the plan itself in rear pocket. Black and white photographs and useful analytical texts. Large 4to. Yellow cloth. Very good copy. Ambitious post war reconstruction plan for Birkenhead. This was the culmination of Reilly's long career in civic design and planning which focused on Liverpool where he was chair of Architecture up until 1933.

    Stock ID: 21353
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  • (PORT SUNLIGHT)
    Port Sunlight A Successful Experiment in Prosperity-Sharing

    Port Sunlight Lever Brothers Limited nd c. 1914

    40pp, b/w plates with captions and includes a layout plan of Port Sunlight in 1914. The introductory text is a reprint of an address by W. H. Lever to the Architectural Association March 21st 1202. Long 4to. Decorated wrappers with ribbon tie. Wrappers a little rubbed and creased at the edges else vg. Illustrated souvenir to Port Sunlight stressing the value of co-operation. The images show the model settlement houses, the main community buildings and unlike a number of other of their publications shows full page images of the factory in operation including workers at work.

    Stock ID: 20174
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  • JACKSON Frank
    Sir Raymond Unwin: Architect, Planner and Visionary

    Zwemmer Ltd 1985. Series editor Peter Willis 1985

    192pp illustrated with b/w line ills and photos. Wraps. Fine. Account of Unwin's life and career setting his life and work in the context of the radical thinkers and social philosphers of the end of the 19th century. Armorial bookplate on inside front cover.

    Stock ID: 21626
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  • The Housing Question: by BROWN, Robert.
    BROWN, Robert.
    The Housing Question: or City Tenements Vs. Garden Cities

    Montague Mass. The Dyke Mill Press Carl Purington Rollins nd c1910

    8pp pamphlet. 16mo. Green wrappers. Fragile at hinges. Text of a lecture given in Massachusetts advocating garden city ideas from Britain and referring extensively to Ebenezer Howard's books, Letchworth and the principles of co-operation.

    Stock ID: 21744
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  • HARVEY W Alexander
    The Model Village and its Cottages: Bournville

    London, B T Batsford 1906

    xi + 68pp + 57 plates of plans, views and details with 6 further plans. Cloth a bit rubbed on spine and edges, but internally very good. Based on a paper related to Cottage Homes, read at the Architectural Association in 1904. Harvey was one of the main designers of the cottages at Bournville. In his foreword he suggests that the book did not do justice to the range of buildings at Bournville, but today it is considered one of the best period surveys of the village. It is particularly useful for its illustrations, including plans showing the layout of the cottages and the village itself.

    Stock ID: 17889
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