Nice: 1932. Large 8vo. (9 3/8 x 7 1/4). , 8-130 pp. 7 photographs and 11 illustrations. Number 2 of 10 copies on hand-made papier de Montval.
Contemporary basketweave spine and geometric patterned boards, matching slipcase, original wrappers bound in
Overview of English garden cities by French architect and proponent of the garden city movement.
A review of the Garden City movement in England specifically the execution of English garden cities of Welwyn, Port Sunlight, and Bournville and the effects of the movement in Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester. This book was written by French theorist, architect, and urban planner, Georges Benoit-Levy (1880-1971), who founded the Association Française des Cités-Jardins and wrote several books such as this in support of Garden Cities, a movement started by Ebenezer Howard in England. As a reaction to the effects of industrialization on living conditions in England in the 19th century, Howard came up with his 'big idea', a utopian city planning model he saw as a 'peaceful path to real reform,' which resulted in some adoption in England as detailed in this book and worldwide acclaim. Benoit-Levy's writings on this subject were widely disseminated and spread the utopian ideals of Howard's Garden City Movement.
"Georges Benoît-Lévy," Oxford Reference; English Garden Cities: An Introduction, English Heritage.