In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design.
Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship between vision and subsequent practice in the saga of postwar urban reconstruction. The Practice of Modernism:
Written by an expert, this is a key book on the planning aspects of the modernist movement for architectural historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the recent history of the contemporary city.
1. On the Threshold 2. Practising Modernism 3 Private and Public 4. Professions 5. Towards Renewal 6. Heart and Soul 7. Second Generation 8. The Pursuit of Numbers 9. With Social Intent 10. Succession 11. Late-Flowering Modernism 12. Storm Clouds