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Anatomy of a village, Thomas Sharp ; introduction by John Pendlebury

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Anatomy of a village
Title
Anatomy of a village
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Thomas Sharp ; introduction by John Pendlebury
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps culminated in Town Planning, first published in 1940 and reputed to have sold over 250,000 copies. Subsequently the plans he produced for historic towns in the1940s, such as Oxford, were very well known and were influential in developing ideas of townscape. Anatomy of the Village originated from a brief phase between these two periods when Sharp was seconded during the early war years to work for the Ministry of Town and Country Planning. Started as an official manual on village planning, it followed on from the Scott Report, for which Sharp had been one of the Secretaries. When the Ministry decided not to proceed with the publication, Sharp himself published in it 1946. The Anatomy of the Village became one of Sharp's best known works, with lucid prose and generous illustration by photograph and beautiful line-drawings of village plans. The aim of The Anatomy of the Village was to set out the main principles of village planning, especially in relation to physical design. Anatomy became a key text in thinking about villages in the post-war period; a period when there was great concern that settlements should develop in more sensitive ways than inter-war ribbon and suburban development patterns. The problems of poor quality development, unrelated to settlement form, was to continue to stimulate books such as Lionel Brett's Landscape in Distress and campaigns from the Architectural Review"--
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1901-1978
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Sharp, Thomas
Dewey number
711/.43
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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Pendlebury, John R.
Series statement
Studies in international planning history
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  • City planning
  • Villages
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Anatomy of a village, Thomas Sharp ; introduction by John Pendlebury
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Originally published as: Anatomy of the village. Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books, 1946
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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ocn854761427
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134472451
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854761427
Label
Anatomy of a village, Thomas Sharp ; introduction by John Pendlebury
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Anatomy of the village. Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books, 1946
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn854761427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134472451
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854761427

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