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The Garden City Utopia : A Critical Biography of Ebenezer Howard - Robert Beevers

The Garden City Utopia

A Critical Biography of Ebenezer Howard

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Ebenezer Howard is recognised as a pioneer of town planning throughout the industrialised world; Britain's new towns, deriving from the garden cities he founded, are his monument. But Howard was more than a town planner. He was first and foremost a social reformer, and his garden city was intended to be merely the first step towards a new social and industrial order based on common ownership of land. This is the first comprehensive study of Howard's theories, which the author traces back to their origins in English puritan dissent and forward to Howard's attempt to build his new society in microcosm at Letchworth and Welwyn.

List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - The Young Ebenezer - The Dissenter - Commonsense Socialism - From Unionville to Garden City - A Unique Combination of Proposals - The Evangelist and the Sceptic - Managing Director - The Ideal City Made Practicable - Housing a Co-operative Community - The Spirit of the Place - The Path Followed Up - A Hundred New Towns - Second Garden City - A Heroic Simpleton? - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333423752
ISBN-10: 0333423755
Series: Critical Biography of Ebenezer Howard
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 2nd February 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2