City Planning

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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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  • (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.

    Stock ID: 22518
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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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  • [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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  • [ODSAL]
    Miss Helewell's Estate: Plans & Details of the house for you

    Bradford Published by the firm nd c1930

    Promotional booklet for Miss Helewell's Estate, Triangle Odsal, Bradford. 8pp including plan of the layout of the estate which was for a series of semi detached houses. Green decorated wrappers. Fascinating period piece with plans of the houses. One of the few such publications I have seen where the developer was a woman.

    Stock ID: 22094
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  • MUTHESIUS, Stefan and GLENDINNING, Miles.
    Towers for the Welfare State: An architectural history of the British Multi Storey Housing 1945-1970

    Edinburgh The Scottish Centre for Building Conservation Studies 2017

    274pp illustrated. Wrappers. New. An account of the vision and sense of mission in building tower blocks as a way of providing mass housing.

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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.

    Stock ID: 22309
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  • [JACOBS] ALEXIOU, Alice Sparberg
    Jane Jacobs Urban Visionary

    New Jersey Rutgers University Press 2006

    The first major biography of the woman who changed the way we view and live in cities. wrote for Architectural Forum and Fortune before writing her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities; and the activist who helped lead a successful protest against Robert Moses' proposed expressway through the heart of Greenwich Village.

    Stock ID: 22214
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  • Fallowfield by GRENFELL BAINES, George.
    GRENFELL BAINES, George.
    Fallowfield Residential Development Master Plan Report November 1959

    Preston Grenfell Baines and Hargreaves Chartered Architects 1959

    74pp typescript + dyeline reproductions of the architectural drawings illustrating the scheme. Bound with brass binder screws and with green leather binding, title in gilt lettering on upper board. The report describes the though processes which led to the development of Fallowfield to serve Manchester University's community by designing a University Student Settlement. The plan introduction notes "The general idea is that the University should develop the site as a university residential community…. the idea is social as well as residential…" Following the production of the master plan, Building Design Partnership implemented the project incorporating Ashburne and Woolton Halls with the new scheme at Owens Park based around a high-rise block…

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    Preston Grenfell Baines and Hargreaves Chartered Architects 1959

    74pp typescript + dyeline reproductions of the architectural drawings illustrating the scheme. Bound with brass binder screws and with green leather binding, title in gilt lettering on upper board. The report describes the though processes which led to the development of Fallowfield to serve Manchester University's community by designing a University Student Settlement. The plan introduction notes "The general idea is that the University should develop the site as a university residential community…. the idea is social as well as residential…" Following the production of the master plan, Building Design Partnership implemented the project incorporating Ashburne and Woolton Halls with the new scheme at Owens Park based around a high-rise block constructed in 1964. Owens Park is currently the subject of a new masterplan. A fascinating period document which sought solution to issues faced by Manchester University in the post war period to house its expanding student population and which has contemporary relevance in considering tackling the upgrade of post war student accommodation.

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    Stock ID: 22137
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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.

    Stock ID: 22041
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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.

    Stock ID: 22121
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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.

    Stock ID: 21862
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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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  • Welwyn, Hertfordshire by [WELWYN] PAINE, Charles. [ designed by ]
    [WELWYN] PAINE, Charles. [ designed by ]
    Welwyn, Hertfordshire

    Welwyn Garden City Ltd., The Public Relations Department undated c1939

    Folder containing a number of stapled leaflets or fold out gate folded leaflets giving information about different aspects of Welwyn Garden City. All illustrated with b/w photographic plates and with upper wrapper of each sporting a tiny colour print designed by Charles Paine. Subjects are "The Idea behind Welwyn", "Industry", "Sports and Pastimes", "Public Services", "Hostels", "Natural Amenities", "Drama and Music", "Places of Worship", "Education", "Shopping", and "Pleasant Homes". The folder itself is blue with drawing design by Charles Paine. Faint stamp of previous owner William E Spangle on upper wrapper. William E. Spangle graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in city planning in 1938.…

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    Welwyn Garden City Ltd., The Public Relations Department undated c1939

    Folder containing a number of stapled leaflets or fold out gate folded leaflets giving information about different aspects of Welwyn Garden City. All illustrated with b/w photographic plates and with upper wrapper of each sporting a tiny colour print designed by Charles Paine. Subjects are "The Idea behind Welwyn", "Industry", "Sports and Pastimes", "Public Services", "Hostels", "Natural Amenities", "Drama and Music", "Places of Worship", "Education", "Shopping", and "Pleasant Homes". The folder itself is blue with drawing design by Charles Paine. Faint stamp of previous owner William E Spangle on upper wrapper. William E. Spangle graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in city planning in 1938. He worked as a city and regional planner in the San Francisco Bay Area as the principal of William Spangle and Associates. Charles Paine (1895-1967) Charles Paine was a versatile and prolific designer who worked on poster design for the G.P.O., Empire Marketing Board and many others. In 1939 he was taken on at Welwyn to direct their advertising campaign. He produced this collection of brochures for Welwyn along side a series of seasonal posters, maps and leaflets to promote Welwyn as a place to live and work. Scarce. Two duplicate leaflets in the collection.

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    Stock ID: 21425
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  • [EALING TENANTS]
    The Pioneer Co-Partnership Suburb A record of Progress issued as a souvenir of the visit T R H The Duke and Duchess of Connaught to declare open the Brentham Club and Institute of the Ealing Tenants Limited and published by Co-Partnership Publishers Limited 1912

    Letchworth Garden City Press undated [1990]

    Facsimile reprint. 33pp illustrated with b/w plates + [c8]pp period ads. Decorated wrappers. Includes colour and folded map of Brentham Garden Suburb. This garden suburb, near Pitshanger in Ealing, was the first garden suburb in London to be built in cooperative principles, predating the larger and better-known Hampstead Garden Suburb by some years. It was mostly built between 1901 and 1915. Reprint of original documentaion.

    Stock ID: 21253
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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.

    Stock ID: 21551
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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.

    Stock ID: 21352
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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.

    Stock ID: 21240
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  • The Garden City Utopia: by [HOWARD] BEEVERS, Robert.
    [HOWARD] BEEVERS, Robert.
    The Garden City Utopia: a critical biography of Ebenezer Howard

    London, Macmillan. 1988

    xii + 206pp illustrated with b/w grainy photographs and illustrations. Very good copy with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21239
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