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Saltaire: The Making of a Model town
Saltaire The Making of a Model  Town
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Title: Saltaire: The Making of a Model Town
Authors: Neil Jackson, Jo Lintonbon and Bryony Staples
Genre: Factual
Hardback: 258 pages, 149 colour illustrations 15 plans
Publisher: Spire Books Ltd, 2009
Language: English
ISBN: 978 1 904965 21 3
Product Dimensions: 208mm x 260mm 258
Shipping Weight: FREE shipping for limited period.

This book is available in local shops:
The Saltaire Bookshop
and Salts Mill.

Find out more about Spire Books Ltd at www.spirebooks.com

Special offer: £19.95
For all UK orders please download the order form and return it to:
Spire Books Ltd
PO Box 2336
Reading
RG4 5WJ
Tel: 0118 947 1525
Fax: 0118 947 9853
About the book

Saltaire: The Making of a Model Town, by Neil Jackson, Jo Lintonbon and Bryony Staples.

This ground-breaking study analyses the building of Saltaire, the famous model
town in West Yorkshire. Now a World Heritage Site, it was designed to provide millworkers'
housing and is a superb example of enlightened urban planning, created
during a 24-year building programme. The authors follow its development through seven
building phases and sixteen building contracts, explaining the principles which guided
the urban layout and the various house designs. By comparing Saltaire with earlier
factory towns and considering its 19th-century architectural context, they describe the
design decisions taken and the implications of those choices. They reveal for the first
time that the hierarchies apparent in the architecture were the result of the design
process and should not be seen as a reflection of the town's social structure.
'This work will fundamentally alter our understanding of an urban complex that stands
as amongst the most signal achievements of British architects in a period of tremendous
social, industrial and indeed architectural advance.' Frank Salmon, University of
Cambridge

  • Pre-publication offer price £19.95
  • Free postage & packing within the UK (applies to all orders received by 31 March 2010 RRP £24.95)

For all UK orders please download the order form and return it to:
Spire Books Ltd, PO Box 2336, Reading, RG4 5WJ
Tel: 0118 947 1525 Fax: 0118 947 9853

 


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