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Patrick Geddes

Social Evolutionist and City Planner, 1st Edition

By Helen Meller


384 pages

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Paperback: 9780415103930
pub: 1994-01-06
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One of the great social thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) enjoyed a career of astonishing diversity. This new analysis of his life and work reviews his ideas and philosophy of planning, providing a scholarly yet accessible account for those interested in the history of planning, urban design, social theory and nineteenth century British history.


`This is a very persuasive and honest book without any superficial dazzle.' - Iain Crichton Smith, Glasgow Herald

`… This most detailed study gives a fascinating insight into the life and work of a notable `maverick of the social sciences' and it deserves to be widely read.' - English Historical Review

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography