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CITY PLANNING - SILKIN, Lewis.

Housing.

Working-Class Housing on the Continent and the Application of Continental Ideas to the Housing Problem in the County of London.

London: London County Council, 1936 Stock Code: 119039
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By the Chairman of the Housing and Public Health Committee

First edition, first impression. Silken became the Chairman of the Housing and Public Health Committee in 1934 and this report was produced after a committee tour of 11 European cities. 10 years later Silken's New Towns Act, drawing on some of the ideas in this early report, "designated fourteen such towns - eight in the Greater London area, three in the north of England, one in Wales, and two in Scotland. His aim was not just to house people but 'to get different classes actually mixing together' (Matless, 234). William Beveridge was among the Liberal grandees who chaired the new town corporations. They met with stiff resistance, especially in the home counties, where existing residents were furious at the prospect of working-class Londoners coming to live in their green and pleasant land... But still the working classes alighted to start a new life. Twenty-five new towns were eventually built around the UK, housing over 2 million people" (ODNB).

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Description

Large octavo. Original orange paper wrappers printed in black, wire-stitched.

Illustrations

Numerous black and white photographic illustrations, diagrams, and maps to the text, 1 folding map.

Condition

Spine rubbed, a little loss to head, and lower spine joint split, wrappers faded and marked with a small nick to upper edge of rear wrappers, small tear to upper edge of unopened leaf showing diagram XX, overall a very good copy.

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