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Cook's Camden


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Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Sydney Cook at Camden: geared to producing ideas, with the emphasis on youth; Chapter 3: Developing a new format for urban housing: Neave Brown and Fleet Road; Chapter 4: Creating a piece of city: Neave Brown at Alexandra Road; Chapter 5: A city on a hill: Peter Tabori at Highgate New Town; Chapter 6: Class war in Hampstead: the battle of Branch Hill; Chapter 7: The poetics of housing: Benson and Forsyth at Branch Hill; Chapter 8: Gospel Oak: from Powell & Moya to Benson and Forsyth; Chapter 9: Only connect: Benson and Forsyth at Maiden Lane; Chapter 10: Urban dentistry: Edward Cullinan and Colquhoun & Miller; Chapter 11: Politics versus architecture: the Alexandra Road public enquiry of 1978-81; Chapter 12: Conclusion: Cook's Camden today; Appendix 1: `Sydney Cook as I knew him': recollections by Neave Brown, Frank Dobson, John Green, Martin Morton and Peter Tabori; Appendix 2: Neave Brown, 'The form of housing' (1967); Appendix 3: Cook's Camden A-Z; Cook's Camden Map; Abbreviations; Notes; Index

About the Author

Mark Swenarton is an architectural historian, critic and educator. He was founding editor of the international journal Construction History and co-founded and edited the monthly review Architecture Today. He was Head of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and was the first James Stirling Chair of Architecture at Liverpool University, where he is now Emeritus Professor. His most recent book is Architecture and the Welfare State (2015).


'Superb' -- Edwin Heathcote * Financial Times * 'Definitive' -- Douglas Murphy * Architecture Today * 'Groundbreaking...a landmark work' -- Dr Alistair Fair * Planning Perspectives *

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