Here comes the sun : architecture and public space in twentieth-century European culture (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Here comes the sun : architecture and public space in twentieth-century European culture

Author: Ken Worpole
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early 20th century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia.
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Genre/Form: Books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Worpole
ISBN: 1861890737 9781861890733
OCLC Number: 43819112
Description: 168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The body and the city: An introductory essay --
1. Here comes the sun: Port sunlight, town planning and the new life --
2. Our northern hearts: Architecture, design and the art of right living --
3. Live out of doors as much as you can: The architecture as public health --
4. Bring the landscape into the house: Housing for the new society --
5. Parks, pleasure gardens and the democracy of the open air --
6. Summer in the city: The cult of the lido --
7. Limits to growth: Nature and society restored --
Coda: Beneath city skies: New parks in Europe.
Responsibility: Ken Worpole.

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Looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the European city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. This title focuses on the planning of  Read more...

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...a fascinating account of the political idealism that informed urban planning for the first two-thirds of the twentieth-century...full of insights into how public space influences a sense of Read more...

 
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