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Architecture and design for the family in Britain, 1900-1970

Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester Univ. Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in design and material culture.
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An exploration of the complex relationship between the "ideal" and the "commonplace" in the social purpose of architecture and design intended for the family. It considers family homes and new  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Jeremiah
ISBN: 0719049288 9780719049286 0719058899 9780719058899
OCLC Number: 186445752
Description: viii, 229 s. : ill.
Contents: Part 1 Health, comfort and happiness: the legacy; national welfare and the home; new domestic landscapes. Part 2 Reconstruction and the ideal, 1918-1930: the housing question; new neighbourhoods and lifestyles; home comforts. Part 3 Rationalisation and new dreams, 1931-1939: schemes, settlements and speculation; efficient homes and things; new services and pleasures. Part 4 Emergency, economy and modernisation, 1940-1953: planning for the future; design matters. Part 5 Convenience to confrontation, 1954-1969: the post-rationed age; new Britain.
Series Title: Studies in design and material culture.
Responsibility: David Jeremiah.

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