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The Resource 1951 Exhibition of Architecture : guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research, Harding McGregor Dunnett ; introduction by Alan Powers

1951 Exhibition of Architecture : guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research, Harding McGregor Dunnett ; introduction by Alan Powers

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1951 Exhibition of Architecture : guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research
Title
1951 Exhibition of Architecture
Title remainder
guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research
Statement of responsibility
Harding McGregor Dunnett ; introduction by Alan Powers
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Festival of Britain is perhaps best known for its South Bank Exhibition promoting British science and art to the post-war world, but one of the most important elements was the Architecture Exhibition, based in Poplar in East London. This exhibition was used to demonstrate the principles of modern town planning that had been laid out by Abercrombie, in particular in his County of London Plan. The project was named after George Lansbury, the Labour MP, London County Council (LCC) member and Poplar councillor. It was an effective demonstration of planning ideas adopted since the 1930s by influential planners, taking the village as a model and retaining the terraced house as a housing option among medium rise flats. Small squares and open spaces were favoured, with paved pedestrian spaces, all at lower than pre-war densities. The guide is revealing of the broader thinking in English planning in the mid century. It provides an opportunity for looking at conflicts among advocates of different planning ideas in the period of reconstruction and the move by architects to regain control of LCC housing from the Valuer's Department. It offers the model of integrated professional specialisms that was seen as central to Modernism's mission. It is also an opportunity to describe in more detail the interaction of different professions, including, for example, a sociologist, employed by the LCC in the creation of a model for reconstruction."--Provided by publisher
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Guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town-Planning and Building Research
Dewey number
720.941/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1955-
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  • Dunnett, Harding McGregor,
  • Powers, Alan
Series statement
Studies in international planning history
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  • Exhibition of Architecture, Town-Planning and Building Research
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • City planning
Label
1951 Exhibition of Architecture : guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research, Harding McGregor Dunnett ; introduction by Alan Powers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1951 Exhibition of Architecture
  • McGregor Harding Dunnett Alan Powers
Control code
on1015245817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxix, 100 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351390941
Isbn Type
(PDF ebook)
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015245817
Label
1951 Exhibition of Architecture : guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research, Harding McGregor Dunnett ; introduction by Alan Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1951 Exhibition of Architecture
  • McGregor Harding Dunnett Alan Powers
Control code
on1015245817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxix, 100 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351390941
Isbn Type
(PDF ebook)
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015245817

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