Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
French Urban Planning, 1940-1968: The Construction and Deconstruction of an Authoritarian System

French Urban Planning, 1940-1968: The Construction and Deconstruction of an Authoritarian System (Hardback)

£56.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

French Urban Planning 1940-1968 explores the creation and progressive dismantling of France's centralized, authoritarian system of urban and architectural planning. Established in the wake of World War II to facilitate the reconstruction and expansion of cities, this planning program led to the evolution of large suburban housing estates plagued by inter/intra family conflict, juvenile delinquency, and other social difficulties, which sociologists connected to poor planning and design. Critics began calling for the democratization of planning to remedy design problems, and the government of Charles de Gaulle started reforming planning procedures in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This book moves beyond technical and political issues to explore forces of religion, gender, and class that affected planning practices. Key critics and state officials emerged from the Catholic Left. Some were women from working-class backgrounds, and they manipulated gender stereotypes to insert working- and middle-class women into the design process. Sometimes in opposition, but often together, these reformers initiated the most significant change of architectural and urban planning until the introduction of Francois Mitterrand's decentralization reforms in the 1980s. French Urban Planning 1940-1968 will appeal to scholars and students interested in architectural, urban, and social trends in twentieth-century France.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900Science & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 27/05/2009 ISBN-13: 9781433104008  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

The Author: W. BRIAN NEWSOME is Associate Professor of History at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. He received his Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of South Carolina. Newsome has published articles in The Historian, French Historical Studies, and French Politics, Culture and Society, and he has co-edited a special issue of Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques on French colonial urbanism. A Fulbright Grant and Alfred University research grants supported the research for this book.

More books by W. Brian Newsome

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
(Paperback)
Emilie Hardman; Heather Cole
 
 
£10.95
 
Justice and Leadership in Early...
(Hardback)
Intisar A. Rabb
 
 
£32.95
 
Mughal and Rajput Portraiture: Art,...
(Hardback)
Crispin Branfoot
 
 
£64.00
 
Archives of the Valuation Office
(Hardback)
Frances McGee
 
 
£17.95
 
Latest Blog
A Tale of Two Currencies
23/02/2018

Dharshini David explains why the volatility of Bitcoin underscores how secure the dollar is in its pole position – and how the old greenback continues to dictate the world’s fortunes.

#FoylesFive: Polish Fiction
22/02/2018

Gary from our Fiction Department delights us with a few of his favourite Polish novels.

Get More!
22/02/2018

We've extended the range of available lines on our website to close to one million items across more than thirty product categories! OK, that actually sounds quite dull. But what it means is you've got more books to choose from, more subject areas, more titles available on our website than ever before — more more more! To celebrate, we're giving you 15% off everything* online when you use the code GETMORE at checkout anytime between Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd