Through a biography of this major architect, planner and civic designer, the authors provide a fascinating analysis of the developments in British architecture and planning from the 1930's to the 1970's.
Part One: The making of an architect. Prologue. Liverpool. Italy. Part Two: A promising career. Liverpool again. Architecture writ large. Part Three: The new planning. Reconstruction. The ministry of town and country planning. Part Four: Principles and practice. Making plans. Testing times. Part Five: A very public life. The committee man. The architect and his office. The latter days. Part Six: Holford in pespective. A backward glance. Notes. Index.
This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:
Within this framework the books address three themes: