Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Plannin... and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Jaqueline Tyrwhitt on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning and Design (Design and the Built Environment) [Hardcover]

Ellen Shoshkes

RRP: £64.62
Price: £57.03 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £7.59 (12%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 1 Nov.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £54.18  
Hardcover £57.03  

Book Description

28 May 2013 Design and the Built Environment
Jaqueline Tyrwhitt's life story is truly a gap in the planning and urban design literature: while largely unacknowledged, she played a central role in twentieth-century design history. Here, Ellen Shoshkes provides a full and insightful appraisal of the British town planner, editor, and educator who was at the center of the group of people who shaped the post-war Modern Movement. Beginning with an examination of her early work planning for the physical reconstruction of post-war Britain, Shoshkes argues that Tyrwhitt forged a highly influential synthesis of the bioregionalism of the pioneering Scottish planner Patrick Geddes and the tenets of European modernism, as adapted by the Mars group, the British chapter of CIAM. The book traces Tyrwhitt's subsequent contribution to the development of this set of ideas in diverse geographical, cultural and institutional settings and through personal relationships. In doing so, the book also sheds light on Tyrwhitt's role in the revival of transnational networks of scholars and practitioners concerned with a humanistic, ecological approach to urban and regional planning and design following World War Two, notably those connecting East and West. The book details Tyrwhitt's role in creating new programs for planning education inEngland, North America and Asia; pioneering methods for registered, overlay mapping (a forerunner of GIS), shaping post-war CIAM discourse on humanistic urbanism and assisting CIAM president Jose Luis Sert establish a new professional field of urban design based on this discourse at Harvard University (1956-69); consulting to the United Nations; collaborating with Sigfried Giedion on all of his major publications in English from 1947 on; and helping Constantinos Doxiadis promote a holistic approach to the study of human settlements, which he termed Ekistics, as a founding editor of the journal Ekistics and in the ten Delos Symposia Doxiadis hosted (1963-1972). The book concludes with an assessment of Tyrwhitt's contributions to the history of planning and urban design education and practice and their relevance for contemporary scholars and practitioners, particularly those concerned with "healthy" community design and sustainability.

Product details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

The full and fascinating story of the Englishwoman who, at one time or another, connects with almost every strand of twentieth-century global urbanism.Michael Hebbert, Manchester University, UKJacqueline Tyrwhitt's previously underappreciated influence on city and regional planning in the US and UK, as well as her role in the global exchange of ideas about urban design, has finally achieved appropriate recognition. In this fascinating biography, Ellen Shoshkes chronicles the life and ideas of this remarkable woman and places her in the context of the social and political transformations of her times.Susan S. Fainstein, Harvard University, USA

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback