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