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England and the Octopus

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Council for the Protection of Rural England, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover in good condition. Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, CBE, MC (28 May 1883 – 9 April 1978) was an English-born Welsh architect known chiefly as the creator of the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales.
Williams-Ellis wrote his book England and the Octopus (published in 1928); its outcry at the urbanization of the countryside and loss of village cohesion inspired a group of young women to form Ferguson's Gang. They took up Williams-Ellis's call for action and from 1927 to 1946 were active in rescuing important, but lesser known rural properties from being demolished. The last ten pages of this book show various examples of architecture selected by the author. This is a facsimile of the 1928 1st Edition.
A forward is by Jonathan Dimbleby, President of CPRE.

Item details

Added value:
Nice book in very good condition
Author(s):
Clough Williams-Ellis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13cm x 19cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0946044503
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
Title:
England and the Octopus

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Council for the Protection of Rural England, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover in good condition. Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, CBE, MC (28 May 1883 – 9 April 1978) was an English-born Welsh architect known chiefly as the creator of the Italianate village of Portmeirion in North Wales.
Williams-Ellis wrote his book England and the Octopus (published in 1928); its outcry at the urbanization of the countryside and loss of village cohesion inspired a group of young women to form Ferguson's Gang. They took up Williams-Ellis's call for action and from 1927 to 1946 were active in rescuing important, but lesser known rural properties from being demolished. The last ten pages of this book show various examples of architecture selected by the author. This is a facsimile of the 1928 1st Edition.
A forward is by Jonathan Dimbleby, President of CPRE.

Added value:
Nice book in very good condition
Author(s):
Clough Williams-Ellis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13cm x 19cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0946044503
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
Title:
England and the Octopus

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