Coverart for item
The Resource Building a better tomorrow : architecture in Britain in the 1950s, Robert Elwall

Building a better tomorrow : architecture in Britain in the 1950s, Robert Elwall

Label
Building a better tomorrow : architecture in Britain in the 1950s
Title
Building a better tomorrow
Title remainder
architecture in Britain in the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Robert Elwall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Aims to provide an introductory overview of a period in British architecture which has been neglected hitherto but in which interest is now burgeoning. Using little-before-seen archival photographs from the RIBA's Photographs Collection, [this book] investigates how architects went about the task of reconstruction during the 1950s and the varied influences at play upon them, from Swedish exemplars, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe abroad, to indigenous sources such as the revival of the Picturesque and a heightened concern for Britain's 'functional tradition'. In a period which began with the strictures of post-war austerity and ended with a property boom, the coverage of such themes as the legacy of the Festival of Britain; the heterogeneous nature of post-war Modernism and its acceptance by a previously hostile public; the parallel robust survival of traditional styles; the flowering of public architecture seen especially in Hertfordshire's pioneering school building programme; the role of prefabrication; the development of the New Town movement; the resurgence of private sector architecture and the rise of New Brutalism; the increased involvement of developers in shaping the urban fabric, all combine to demonstrate the period's architectural diversity"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA968
LC item number
.E46 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Building a better tomorrow : architecture in Britain in the 1950s, Robert Elwall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Worship
  • 81
  • Leisure and the arts
  • 92
  • Commerce and industry
  • 103
  • Festival of Britain
  • 25
  • Education
  • 30
  • Housing
  • 41
  • Transport
  • 69
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780471987079
Lccn
2001268543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43069955
  • (OCoLC)ocm43069955
Label
Building a better tomorrow : architecture in Britain in the 1950s, Robert Elwall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Worship
  • 81
  • Leisure and the arts
  • 92
  • Commerce and industry
  • 103
  • Festival of Britain
  • 25
  • Education
  • 30
  • Housing
  • 41
  • Transport
  • 69
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780471987079
Lccn
2001268543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43069955
  • (OCoLC)ocm43069955

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...