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Raymond Unwin - Garden Cities & Town Planning

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Raymond Unwin - Garden Cities & Town Planning
Mervyn Miller
Leicester University Press, first edition, 1992. pp 299.

Very good dust jacket with good sheen and just a couple of light scuffs. No chips or creases.
Dark brown cloth boards with nice gold titles to spine and LUP crest.
Front endpaper has stamped bookplate of previous owner along with his signature.

Severe b/w frontispiece plate of Unwin (1895) that tells of his sense of purpose. 64 b/w figures that include photographs of relevant places and diagrams of projected layouts.
Immaculate as new text block.

At the age of 37 Unwin, with his brother in law, created their planning company, First Garden City Limited, and began working on a 6 square mile site in the Hertfordshire town of Hitchin, and found instant fame. They went on to develop numerous sites around the South-east.

Sir Raymond Unwin (1863-1940) was one of the best-known pioneers of town planning. Inspired by Willian Morris and Fabianism he designed new prototypes for working class housing. The design of 20th-century housing, new suburbs and new towns perhaps owes more to Unwin, and to the works in Letchworth, New Earswick and Hampstead Garden Suburb than to any other individual.;This biography is both an appreciation of his life and a critical study of his works. Though centred on his British planning activities, it also deals with his role in international planning, particularly in North America, and his place at the foundations of the town Planning Institute and the heart of the architectural profession.

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Author(s):
Miller, Mervyn
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718513630
ISBN-13:
9780718513634
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Leicester University Press
Title:
Raymond Unwin, Garden Cities & town Planning

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Raymond Unwin - Garden Cities & Town Planning
Mervyn Miller
Leicester University Press, first edition, 1992. pp 299.

Very good dust jacket with good sheen and just a couple of light scuffs. No chips or creases.
Dark brown cloth boards with nice gold titles to spine and LUP crest.
Front endpaper has stamped bookplate of previous owner along with his signature.

Severe b/w frontispiece plate of Unwin (1895) that tells of his sense of purpose. 64 b/w figures that include photographs of relevant places and diagrams of projected layouts.
Immaculate as new text block.

At the age of 37 Unwin, with his brother in law, created their planning company, First Garden City Limited, and began working on a 6 square mile site in the Hertfordshire town of Hitchin, and found instant fame. They went on to develop numerous sites around the South-east.

Sir Raymond Unwin (1863-1940) was one of the best-known pioneers of town planning. Inspired by Willian Morris and Fabianism he designed new prototypes for working class housing. The design of 20th-century housing, new suburbs and new towns perhaps owes more to Unwin, and to the works in Letchworth, New Earswick and Hampstead Garden Suburb than to any other individual.;This biography is both an appreciation of his life and a critical study of his works. Though centred on his British planning activities, it also deals with his role in international planning, particularly in North America, and his place at the foundations of the town Planning Institute and the heart of the architectural profession.

Author(s):
Miller, Mervyn
Condition:
As new
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718513630
ISBN-13:
9780718513634
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Leicester University Press
Title:
Raymond Unwin, Garden Cities & town Planning

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