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Utopian England : community experiments, 1900-1945

Author: Dennis Hardy
Publisher: London : E & FN Spon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Studies in history, planning, and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about just one episode in the perennial search for perfection, but what is revealed has lessons that extend well beyond a particular time and place.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Hardy
ISBN: 0419246606 9780419246602 0419246703 9780419246701
OCLC Number: 43851556
Description: ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Quest for Perfection --
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained --
A Very Unusual Period --
Shifting Boundaries --
The Land of Utopia --
England's Grief --
Opportunity and Expediency --
A Wartime Refuge --
Cities in the Sun --
The Urban Anti-Christ --
Garden City Salvation --
Building Utopia --
New Horizons --
City of Friends --
Modern Utopia --
The Art of Community --
Arts and Crafts in the Countryside --
Cells of the Good Life --
The Dartington Experiment --
Sacred Places --
Communities of God --
God without the State --
The Cotswold Bruderhof --
Salvation and Renewal --
The Politics of Nowhere --
Into the Margins --
Eminently Practical Visions --
Tales of the Chesterbelloc --
Kindred Spirits --
The Socialism of Small Groups --
The Place of Imagination --
The Land of Make Believe --
The Fiction of Escape --
The Devil's Decades --
Intellectual Coteries --
Twentieth-Century Conundrum --
The Experience of Utopia --
Comparative Perspectives --
The Next Future.
Series Title: Studies in history, planning, and the environment.
Responsibility: Dennis Hardy.
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"Hardy tells a good story in a readable prose and delivers a large chunk of utopian thought from an important root of experimentation."-E.J. Green, CHOICE, May 2001 "Mentioned in a publication of Read more...

 
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