English Heritage 2015
Paperback 124pp Illustrated 208x210mm
9781848020511   Product Code: 18177
The squalor and overcrowding of 19th-century British cities led planners and social reformers to envisage a new way of living, in clean, green, orderly new towns. Generously illustrated with archival images and modern colour photographs, this absorbing survey charts the pioneering efforts of visionaries such as Ebenezer Howard, examines the architectural principles that guided them, and tracks the fortunes of new towns such as Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb.