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Elizabeth Darling on Architecture and Social Reform in late-Victorian London
28 May, 2021
This is a great book, chosen because of the type of architectural historical writing it exemplifies. It offers a careful and detailed historical analysis of the new building types that emerged out of social and urban initiatives such as Settlements, in the later 19th century. I love the way the spaces and forms of buildings are located firmly within progressive discourses about how society could be re-shaped to create a better life for all.