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Architectures of survival : air war and urbanism in Britain, 1935-52 / Adam Page.

Author/Creator:
Page, Adam, 1966- author.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Air power -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Air warfare -- History -- 20th century.
Public spaces -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Urbanization -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Air power.
Air warfare.
Public spaces.
Urbanization.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Architectures of survival is an original and innovative work of history that investigates the relationship between air war and urbanism in modern Britain. It asks how the development of airpower and the targeting of cities influenced perceptions of urban spaces and visions of urban futures from the interwar period into the Cold War, highlighting the importance of war and the anticipation of war in modern urban history. Airpower created a permanent threat to cities and civilians, and this book considers how architects, planners and government officials reframed bombing as an ongoing urban problem, rather than one contingent to a particular conflict. It draws on archival material from local and national government, architectural and town planning journals and cultural texts, to demonstrate how cities were recast as targets, and planning for defence and planning for development became increasingly entangled. --
Other format:
Ebook version :
ISBN:
1526122588
9781526122582
9781526122599
9781526122605
OCLC:
1039351114
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