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House in the Country : Where Our Suburbs and Garden Cities Came From and Why it’s Time to Leave Them Behind

Matthews, Simon
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Published: June 30, 2022
ISBN: 9780857304957
256 pages, Work includes 16 pages of full colour illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom


For nearly 150 years living in a house in the country has been what many of us aspire to. This book explores how this idea was imported from the US by Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city movement, the impact it has had in the UK and why, on cost and environmental grounds, it’s time to move on from this approach. House in the Country presents a richly detailed narrative containing much social and cultural commentary as well as interviews with key figures in this field, including Lord Heseltine.

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