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Man-made future : Planning, education and design in mid-twentieth-century Britain : [in September 2003 a conference on city planning was held at the University of Edinburgh]

Author: Iain Boyd Whyte
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates post-1945 city planning in Britain; not from a technical viewpoint, but as a polemical, visual, and educational phenomenon. This work is intended for architectural, social, and urban  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Boyd Whyte
ISBN: 9780415357883 0415357896 9780415357890 0203003950 9780203003954 0415357888
OCLC Number: 612897522
Notes: Literaturangaben.
Description: XIV, 255 S. : ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Contents: Preface Iain Boyd Whyte (University of Edinburgh) 1. 1947 and all that: why has the Act lasted so long? Jules Lubbock (University of Essex) 2. Otto Neurath and the sociology of happiness Iain Boyd Whyte (University of Edinburgh) 3. Surveying and comprehensive planning: the 'co-ordination of Knowledge in the wartime plans of Patrick Abercrombie and Max Lock Michiel Dehaene (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) 4. Everywhere at any time: post-Second World War genealogies of the city of the future Volker M. Welter (University of California Santa Barbara) 5. Perceptions in the conception of the Modernist urban environment: Canadian perspectives on the spatial theory of Jaqueline Tyrwhitt Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe (University of British Columbia, Canada) 6. Selling the future city: images in UK post-war reconstructions plans Peter Larkham (University of Central England) 7. Paper dream city / modern monument: Donald Gibson and Coventry Louise Campbell (University of Warwick) 8. Conceptions and perceptions of urban futures in early post-war Britain Keith Lilley (Queen's University Belfast) 9. 'Into the World of Conscious Expression': modernist revolutionaries at the Architectural Association School, 1933-39 Elizabeth Darling (University of Brighton) 10. Plan: A student journal of ambition and anxiety Clive B. Fenton (Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) 11. 'Destroy all humans!' Simon Richards (University of Essex) 12. The English university of the 1960s: built community, model universe John McKean (University of Brighton) 13. The tall barracks artistically reconsidered: Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks and the total environment of military life Miles Glendinning (Edinburgh College of Art)
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'The essays ... are fascinating if only because the period of certainty and decisive action that they describe is so different from town planning today.' - The Architectural Review

 
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