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020 _a9781350044814
040 _aANU
041 _aEnglish
082 _a741.0941 HER
100 _aHerring, Eleanor
245 0 _aStreet furniture design : contesting modernism in post-war Britain
260 _c2016
_bBloomsbury Academic
300 _aviii, 214 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
520 _aEleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment were designed to populate public spaces. Herring explores the design of lampposts, post boxes, parking meters, and signage in the context of a government backed by various bodies keen to propagate 'good' modern design, in a Britain whose towns and cities had been laid waste by bombing and the privations of war. She also considers the innate conservatism of local communities and councils, wary of a standardised street design imposed from above. She traces how the design of street furniture became the site of a fierce struggle which exposed deep-seated anxieties about class, taste and power. Herring's original research draws on archival material and on interviews with leading figures in urban design, including graphic designer Margaret Calvert and industrial designer Kenneth Grange
650 _aCity planning - Great Britain
650 _aCity planning - Great Britain - History - 19th century
650 _aCity planning - Great Britain - History - 20th century
650 _aCpuncil of Industrial design (Greta Britain)
650 _aGrat Britain
650 _aHistory - 20th century
650 _aHouse and Home
650 _aOutdoor furniture
650 _aOutdoor furniture - Great Britain
650 _aStreets -- Accessories
650 _aStreets -- Great Britain -- Accessories -- History
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