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Rebuilding Britain's Blitzed Cities

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Rebuilding Britain's Blitzed Cities by Catherine Flinn
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Many British cities were devastated by bombing during the Second World War and faced stark economic dilemmas concerning reconstruction planning and implementation after 1945. How did politicians, civil servants and local authorities manage to produce the cities we live in today? Rebuilding Britain's Blitzed Cities examines the underlying processes and pressures, especially financial and bureaucratic, which shaped postwar urbanism in Britain. Catherine Flinn integrates architectural planning with in-depth economic and political analyses of Britain's blitzed cities for the first time. She examines early reconstruction arrangements, the postwar economic apparatus and the challenges of postwar physical planning across the country, while providing insightful case studies from the cities of Hull, Exeter and Liverpool. By addressing the ideology versus the reality of reconstruction in postwar Britain, Rebuilding Britain's Blitzed Cities highlights the importance of economic and political factors for understanding the British postwar built environment.

Author Biography

Catherine Flinn is Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Her main research interest is the impact of politics and economics on the architecture and landscape of modern Britain.
Release date NZ
December 27th, 2018
Pages
272
Illustrations
20 bw illus
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN-13
9781350067622
Product ID
28145157

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