100 Houses 100 Years

The ideal gift for any follower of design history or architecture, this book shows off standout achievements in the history of British housing. One hundred houses, one for each year 1914-2014, are beautifully photographed and examined for their social and architectural significance.
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No. of Pages 208
No. of Illustrations 100
Dimensions 19.5 x 2 x 25.2cm
Fabric & material Hardback
SKU 02086559

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Taking in one house for every year since 1914, this book explores the history of housing design and building in Britain. See a century of formal evolution and gain insight into Britain's architectural heritage. Featuring beautiful photography and commentary from leading architectural critics and design historians including Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, Barnabas Calder, Ellis Woodman, and Gillian Darley.

From specially commissioned architect-designed houses for individuals and for families to housing built for increased workforces, each of the 100 houses brings a different design style or historical story. There are houses built as part of garden cities, semi-detached suburban houses, housing estates, eco-houses, almshouses, converted factories and affordable post-war homes. The architectural styles encompass mock Tudor, modernist, Arts & Crafts and brutalist and featured architects include Giles Gilbert Scott, Edwin Lutyens, Powell and Moya and David Chipperfield.

Essays in the book explore the social and political aspects of housing design in Britain over the last 100 years, looking at the impact of social changes and the rise of new technologies.