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Inhaltsangabe: Letchworth Garden City's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded (the other two being Willian and Norton) - all of which featured in the Domesday Book. The land used was purchased by Quakers who had intended to farm the area and build a Quaker community. The town was laid out by Raymond Unwin as a demonstration of the principles established by Ebenezer Howard who sought to create an alternative to the industrial city by combining the best of town and country living. As one of the world's first new towns and the first garden city it had great influence on future town planning and the New towns movement; it influenced Welwyn Garden City, which used a similar approach and inspired other projects around the world including Canberra, the Australian capital. Author Josh Tidy takes the reader on a pictorial tour around the town, exploring its past and showing how it has changed over the years since it became home to the United Kingdom's first roundabout, in 1909.

Inhaltsangabe: Letchworth Garden City was founded in Hertfordshire in 1903. It was the realisation of social reformer, Ebenezer Howard?s dream of a new type of place, combining the best of town and country, where the surplus from the estate is reinvested for the benefit of its fortunate citizens. Over a century after its birth, as the images in this book clearly show, the world?s first Garden City is a thriving town, testament to its radical origins. Drawing from thousands of original photographs in the archives at the Garden City Collection and photographs taken by the author, this book aims to share his passion for the history of this unique town.

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Josh Tidy
Verlag: Amberley Publishing Local Okt 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1445654725 ISBN 13: 9781445654720
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Buchbeschreibung Amberley Publishing Local Okt 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 235 x 165 x 8 mm. Neuware - This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Letchworth Garden City has changed and developed over the last century. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781445654720

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