Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 February 2018

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526114143

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Reconstructing modernity

Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

First Edition

James Greenhalgh

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Challenges popular conceptions about the nature of post-war modernism and reconstruction in Britain, moving away from a focus on architecture to show its profoundly functional, moderately technocratic nature
  • Demonstrates how local corporations attempted to produce a more orderly, functional city and happier, healthier citizens through the acquisition, control and planning of urban space.
  • Uncovers the role of ministers, civil servants and commercial elites in subverting plans to remake urban space.

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