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Garden Cities

By Sarah Rutherford



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Author Sarah Rutherford
Binding Paperback
Date published January 2014
Number of pages 80
Publisher Shire Publications Ltd
ISBN / Item No. 9780747813422


Despite being the culmination of a range of influential movements, and their own influence, in fact there were only ever two true garden cities in England - far more numerous were garden suburbs and villages.

Crystallised in England by social visionary Ebenezer Howard and designed in many cases by Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin, the concept arose from industrial settlements like Port Sunlight, and also from the American City Beautiful movement.

Designed to promote healthy and comfortable individual and community life, as well as commerce and industry, they remain instantly recognisable.

This book is a beautifully illustrated guide to the movement and to the communities which are its legacy.

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