Tower Block. Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Miles Glendinning & Stefan Muthesius.

Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press. New Haven and London. 1994. First edition. Black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. viii, 420 pages. Illustrated extensively in black-and-white. English. 295 x 225mm. 2.1kg. 300054440. Fine; the book comes with the original white card slipcase, this has some wear and browning but has done an excellent job of protecting the book.

An important and comprehensive volume on the history of multi-storey buildings built by public authorities since the Post-War years. The authors look at the ideals of high rise buildings, the architectural theories behind the blocks and the social benefits and disadvantages of tower block living. The book includes a list of all multi-storey public developments in the UK and Channel Islands since 1945 and an extensive bibliography of references to projects between c.1945-1970. Now scarce.

Price :  £200.00