Holford: A study in architecture, planning and civic design, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


A study in architecture, planning and civic design, 1st Edition

By Gordon Cherry, L. Penny


304 pages

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pub: 1990-01-01
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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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Series

Planning, History and Environment Series

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning