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Architectures of survival : air war and urbanism in Britain, 1935-52

Author: Adam Page
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Architectures of survival is an original and innovative work of history that investigates the relationship between air war and urbanism in modern Britain. It asks how the development of airpower and the targeting of cities influenced perceptions of urban spaces and visions of urban futures from the interwar period into the Cold War, highlighting the importance of war and the anticipation of war in modern urban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Page
ISBN: 1526122588 9781526122582
OCLC Number: 1039351114
Description: ix, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: In the next war: the future of cities and the future of war --
Planning a 'militant peace': air raid precautions for peace and for war --
Cities under fire: the 'new blitz reality' --
Seeing cities through bombsights: urban geographies of war after 1945 --
A 'peace that is no peace': reconstruction, defence and development in town and country --
Conclusion: war without limits.
Responsibility: Adam Page.

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Architectures of survival investigates how airpower influenced urbanism and debates about the future of cities in modern Britain. It traces the targeting of cities and militarisation of urban space  Read more...

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