City Planning

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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 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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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough. [introduction by]
    The D.I.A. Cautionary Guide to Oxford

    London DIA 1930

    32pp illustrated with b/w plates. Wrappers. Worn at edges and spine else internally good. Essay by Clough Williams-Ellis enquires on what makes Oxford Oxford followed by a photo essay showing the less attractive side of the city, makeshift landscape, modern and traditional housing sites, poor shop fronts, all as a cautionary tale against the erosion of character of the City. Hard to find. From the collection of Gerald Dix.

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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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  • 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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  • (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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