Architecture and social reform in late-Victorian London
This text examines the architecture of the newly-emergent institutions of reform and philanthropy in late Victorian London. The author analyzes the relationship between the intentions of the founders and the architectural expression of their buildings.
Print Book, English, ©1994
Manchester University Press, Manchester, ©1994
x, 244 pages
London, liberals and social reform; the discovery of working-class childhood; the public face of the London Board School; inside the "decorated shed"; the Board School and the movement for national efficiency - the "regeneration" of the working classes; "the best for the lowest" - the settlement movement; the people's palace - Walter Besant and the slum pastoral; "Robert Elsmere" - Mrs Ward and the new theology.