City Planning

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  • From the collection of Gerald Dix
    Signed copy, dedicated to Patrick Abercrombie SHARON, Areeh, Architect and Planning [1900-1984]
    Physical Planning in Israel

    Jerusalem Government Printer, Survey of Israel Press, Kfar Monash Printing, 1951

    79p. of text interleaved with 47 (XLVII) pages of plates and colour maps. Includes a fold out panorama of Jerusalem, & many colour plans showing development projects in the "Abercrombie" style. 4to. Open weave cloth. Printed in Hebrew. English Language text slipped into the end of the book in an envelope. [as issued; the item is printed closely on India paper, runs 31 double-column pages, size is 9. 5 x 6.5 inches] Signed dedicated copy to Sir Patrick Abercrombie from Sharon. Covers scheme for Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv etc within a national planning framework. He trained at the Bauhaus in Germany in the inter war period before…

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    Jerusalem Government Printer, Survey of Israel Press, Kfar Monash Printing, 1951

    79p. of text interleaved with 47 (XLVII) pages of plates and colour maps. Includes a fold out panorama of Jerusalem, & many colour plans showing development projects in the "Abercrombie" style. 4to. Open weave cloth. Printed in Hebrew. English Language text slipped into the end of the book in an envelope. [as issued; the item is printed closely on India paper, runs 31 double-column pages, size is 9. 5 x 6.5 inches] Signed dedicated copy to Sir Patrick Abercrombie from Sharon. Covers scheme for Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv etc within a national planning framework. He trained at the Bauhaus in Germany in the inter war period before moving joining other émigré Jewish architects who settled in Tel Aviv and was instrumental in developing the International Modern Movement Style there but moved into planning in the post war period only to return to architecture as his main occupation in a period after the publication of this key book which shaped post war construction in Israel.

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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough
    Plan for Living Rebuilding Britain Series no 5

    London, Faber and Faber Ltd 1941

    Foreword by Frederick Osborn. 36pp Stamp of Housing Trust on title page and page following in faint ink.

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  • Collected pamphlets on post war reconstruction OSBORN. F J et al...
    Planning Pamphlets: 1. Overture to Planning by F J Osborn, w. Britain's Town and Country Pattern: A summary of the Barlow, Scott and Uthwatt Reports with intro by G D H Cole by Nuffield Reconstruction Survey, 3. The War and the Planning Outlook by W A Robson, 4. Planning for Living by Clough Williams Ellis, 5. Industry and Town Planning by Roland Pumphrey, 6. The Land and Planning by F J Osborn, 7. Planning and the Countryside by the Town and Country PLaning Association, 8. The Social Foundation of Post-War Building by Lewis Mumford and 9. Civic Design and the Home by Arnold Whittock.

    London Faber and Faber 1941

    Collected pamphlets on aspects of planning particularly relating to post war reconstruction. Pagination separate for each title: Each of these titles were produced as individual titles in wrapper and this is a collected edition: Pagination is no 1 29pp, no 2 111pp no 3 28pp no 4 36pp no 5 36pp no 6 56pp no 7 40pp no 8 40pp no 9 39pp. Wrappers no bound in. Bookplate of R W Paterson on front paste down and on the half title of some of the pamphlets. Front end paper has hand written list of items which make up the whole publication which is useful for navigating between the nine items bound together. Blue cloth,…

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    London Faber and Faber 1941

    Collected pamphlets on aspects of planning particularly relating to post war reconstruction. Pagination separate for each title: Each of these titles were produced as individual titles in wrapper and this is a collected edition: Pagination is no 1 29pp, no 2 111pp no 3 28pp no 4 36pp no 5 36pp no 6 56pp no 7 40pp no 8 40pp no 9 39pp. Wrappers no bound in. Bookplate of R W Paterson on front paste down and on the half title of some of the pamphlets. Front end paper has hand written list of items which make up the whole publication which is useful for navigating between the nine items bound together. Blue cloth, this a bit shabby else a good and very useful collection of material which together addresses most of the contemporary planning issues relating to post-war reconstruction.

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    Stock ID: 20898
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  • NETTLEFOLD, J.S.
    Practical Town Planning

    London The St Catherine Press 1914

    xvi + 493 + (1)pp. 8vo green cloth with gilt lettering. A little faded and a little worn at the spine else very good. Ownership inscription on the fep. Nettlefold, whose contribution to philanthropy, social reform, housing and planning was centred on Birmingham. His most notable contribution was to the improvement of public housing for the working classes. In 1901, as the chairman of Birmingham's new Housing Committee he extended the city's slum clearance works. In 1907 when the majority of inner city housing was of a crowded back-to-back design, Nettlefold established the garden suburb Moor Pool in Harborne to provide low density affordable housing with many interspersed green spaces. This text is…

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    London The St Catherine Press 1914

    xvi + 493 + (1)pp. 8vo green cloth with gilt lettering. A little faded and a little worn at the spine else very good. Ownership inscription on the fep. Nettlefold, whose contribution to philanthropy, social reform, housing and planning was centred on Birmingham. His most notable contribution was to the improvement of public housing for the working classes. In 1901, as the chairman of Birmingham's new Housing Committee he extended the city's slum clearance works. In 1907 when the majority of inner city housing was of a crowded back-to-back design, Nettlefold established the garden suburb Moor Pool in Harborne to provide low density affordable housing with many interspersed green spaces. This text is a guide to town planning matters and covers city extension, site value, adequate access to land, etc. He was a supporter of Raymond Unwin's approach.

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  • Remaking Cities: Contradictions of the recent urban environment by RAVETZ Alison
    RAVETZ Alison
    Remaking Cities: Contradictions of the recent urban environment

    London Croom Helm 1980

    376pp. Wraps. Good copy. From the collection of Gerald Dix with his signature on front end paper.

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  • (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. Small chip missing from upper wrapper. Exhibition handbook number 9. A well illustrated overview of early road planning.

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  • [BARLOW REPORT]
    Royal Commission on the Distribution of the Industrial Population Report

    London HMSO Cmd 6153 1938

    320pp Ownership name of George Whipp on upper wrapper. In 1938 Chamberlain, as the new Prime Minister, assigned a Royal Commission chaired by Sir Anderson Barlow into the urban concentration of population and industry. The resulting report raised the problem of large towns as a public issue for the first time and concluded that 'planned decentralisation' was favourable. However, owing to the outbreak of war in 1939 the Barlow Report, published in 1940. Within the document it reported on the potential of New Towns and Garden Cities as sites for decentralisation and was indeed a turning point in considering post war New Town developments as part of a National Plan for post war reconstruction.

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  • BEAUFOY S. L. G.
    Six Aspects of Town Planning

    London P S King and Son Ltd 1932

    94 + [2]pp. Wraps. Upper wrapper has titles printed. Spine lettered in manuscript with title. Foreword by S D Adshead. Cursious publication on subjects including "The Streamside Walk" and "Building Line" and "Cul-de-sac". Uncommon. Beaufoy was based at Liverpool and in his preface mentons Raymond Unwin's famous study of Town Planning in Practice.

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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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  • The City: its grown, its decay, its future by SAARINEN Eliel.
    SAARINEN Eliel.
    The City: its grown, its decay, its future

    New York, Reinhold Publishing Company 1943

    First edition. 380pp illustrated with 50 figures including 2 fold outs in colour, b/w line illustrations and maps. Cloth with red lettered titles on spine and upper board. A very good copy. One fold out has been badly folded into the book. Key book distilling Saarinen's ideas on the design written towards the end of his eventful career which began in Helsinki and ended in Michigan, Ohio. He combined planning, architecture and industrial design in his output.

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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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  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities [1961] by JACOBS, Jane.
    JACOBS, Jane.
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities [1961]

    London, Jonathan Cape 1962

    458pp,. Contrasting cloth binding, purple spine with gilt lettering. Good copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. First edition published in the United Kingdom. Pencil lines adjacent to the text to highlight particular passages. Hard to find in this edition. Jacket design by Jan Pienkowski. The book is an attack on "orthodox" modern city planning and city architectural design. It investigates into how cities actually work, rather than how they "should" work according to urban designers and planners. The book includes recommendations on how to improve city living for all.

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  • PURDOM C.B.
    The Letchworth Achievement From the establishment of the first Garden City to the recent dramatic defeat of a take over

    London J. M. Dent 1963

    150pp illustrated with 12 pages of half tone illustrations and 4 maps. Very good with good dust wrapper. Account of the establishment and development of Letchworth, considered the first garden city.

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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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  • Town and Townscape by SHARP Thomas
    SHARP Thomas
    Town and Townscape

    London John Murray 1968

    146pp illus with b/w plates and line drawings bu the author. Vg in attractive dust jacket based on Haddington, East Lothian. Decorated end papers. Important analysis of the elments of character which give individuality to a town. Highly regarded civic design study.

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  • (RIBA)
    TOWN PLANNING CONFERENCE London 10th-15th October 1910 Transactions

    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city…

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    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city and housing provision.

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  • Traffic in Towns: by BUCHANNAN, Colin.
    BUCHANNAN, Colin.
    Traffic in Towns: a study of the long term problems of traffic in urban areas

    HMSO 1963

    Reports of the Steering Group and Working Group Appointed By the Minister of Transport. 223pp, Illustrated throughout in black and white and duotone illustations. Well produced maps, some fold outs, diagrams and splendid townscape illustrations by Kenneth Browne. Large 4to. Very good with slightly worn and rubbed dust wrapper which is chipped at the head and base of the spine. From the collection of Gerald Dix with his ownership signature.

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  • (CIVIC TRUST) BENSON Sir Christopher (Foreword),
    Urban Wasteland Now

    London Civic Trust 1988

    49 pp. B/w photographs, drawings and diagrams throughout. 4to. Decorated firm card covers. Vg. Civic Trust report considering the impact of urban wastelands throughout England, and how the problem can be addressed. With detailed statistical content and proposed plans. Content includes the Trust's previous 1977 report, the 1987 survey, and topics 'Why Wasteland is a Problem' and 'What Should Be Done Now?'. Appendix for 'Government Action' and 'Any Lessons from Europe?'. For anyone concerned with the quality and sustainability of the environment.

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