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Street furniture design : contesting modernism in post-war Britain

Author: Eleanor Herring
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Herring
ISBN: 1474245617 9781474245616
OCLC Number: 926061919
Description: vii, 214 pages: illustrations; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Precedents and Beginnings: 1814 - 1944 2. The Council of Industrial Design: Official Articulations of Street Furniture Design 3. The Great and the Good: Power and Influence 4. Municipal Vandalism: Tyranny, Confrontation and Resistance 5. Beyond Good Design: A Period of Transformation 1960 - 1974 Conclusion Epilogue
Responsibility: Eleanor Herring

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A fascinating and revealing analysis of the controversies and anxieties that surrounded the design of urban environments in post-war England. Using archival and other contemporary accounts, Herring Read more...

 
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