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Author Wetherell, Sam, 1986-
Title Pilot zones
Foundations : how the built environment made twentieth-century Britain / Sam Wetherell.
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2020]

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Author Wetherell, Sam, 1986-
Subject Architecture and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Cities and towns -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Sociology, Urban -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Note Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Berkeley, 2016, under the title: Pilot zones : the new urban environment of twentieth century Britain.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Industrial Estate -- The Shopping Precinct -- The Council Estate -- The Private Housing Estate -- The Shopping Mall -- The Business Park -- Conclusion: The Burden of Obsolescence.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary "This book is a history of the British built environment from the late nineteenth century to the present. Unlike other urban histories of Britain, the book shows how the city helped produce rather than merely reflect the major intellectual and ideological currents that transformed its recent history. Each chapter of the book tells the story of a different type of urban space in Britain. The first part of the book traces the emergence of the industrial trading estate, the shopping center and the council estate. The second part shows how these three forms mutated into the private block of flats, the out-of-town shopping mall and the suburban office park. The story of these six forms touches on histories of criminology, histories of energy and heating, histories of consumerism and the history of housework and takes the reader to almost every major British city as well as to the United States, Singapore and the Britain's Empire in West Africa. Urban history in Britain has been dormant for too long and its hoped that this book will reignite the field. As the author explains, Foundations will be the first, comprehensive and academic history of Britain's modern built environment and thus will have a large and enduring readership both within and outside the academy"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 17, 2020).
ISBN 9780691208558 electronic book
0691208557 electronic book
9780691193755 hardcover
0691193754 (hardback)
OCLC # 1142898025
Additional Format Print version: Wetherell, Sam, 1986- Foundations Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2020] 9780691193755 (DLC) 2020009358

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