Boom cities : architect planners and the politics of radical urban renewal in 1960s Britain (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Boom cities : architect planners and the politics of radical urban renewal in 1960s Britain

Author: Otto Saumarez Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Boom Cities is the first published history of the profound transformations of British city centres in the 1960s. It has often been said that urban planners did more damage to Britain's cities than even the Luftwaffe had managed, and this study details the rise and fall of modernist urban planning, revealing its origins and the dissolution of the cross-party consensus, before the ideological smearing that has ever  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Saumarez Smith
ISBN: 0198865198 9780198865193 9780198836407 0198836406
OCLC Number: 1286232717
Description: X, 198 pàgines : il·lustracions (blanc i negre) ; 22 cm
Contents: Conté: 1. Optimism, Traffic, and the Historic City in Post-war British Planning --
2. Blue, White and Red Heat: Central Government and City Centre Redevelopment --
3. Blackburn Goes Pop: City Centre Redevelopment in a Provincial City --
4. Planning for Affluence: Graeme Shankland and the Political Culture of the British Left --
5. Modernism in an Old Country: Lionel Brett, an Establishment Architect-planner --
6. The Trajectory of Central Area Redevelopment
Responsibility: Otto Saumarez Smith.

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In this volume, Otto Saumarez Smith recounts the fraught history of the urban development of British city centres in the 1960s, uncovering the planning philosophy, and the political, cultural, and  Read more...

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ingeniously researched, well-written and subtly argued study * David Kynaston, Times Literary Supplement * if you're interested in the motives that inspired the wholesale reshaping of our town and Read more...

 
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