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THE ENGLISH TOWN: A History of Urban Life.

Mark Girouard.

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ISBN 10: 0300046359 / ISBN 13: 9780300046359
Published by U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990. First printing. 4to. 330 pages. Color & b/w illustrations throughout. Index. Blue cloth, title in gilt. A fine copy in fine, unclipped dw. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13842829023

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Title: THE ENGLISH TOWN: A History of Urban Life.

Publisher: U.S.A.: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Traces the development of English city life from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century through characteristic buildings and sites such as markets, assembly rooms, streets, and factories

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A feast for Anglophiles, this gorgeously illustrated tour of England's towns makes a splendid contribution to social and architectural history. Girouard ( Life in the English Country House ) explains how the multitudinous small, separate plots of the medieval town still condition the variegated plan and appearance of towns throughout the country. Innumerable streets, quays and marketplaces follow medieval models. Georgian towns introduced a new vastness of scale, with public walks and planted squares, assembly halls, mills and docks. Even as Enlightenment-influenced planners made towns more geometric, parks and open spaces interpenetrated with buildings. Decked out with paintings, drawings and photographs, this panorama reveals what is distinctively English about the towns explored. History Book Club and Readers' Subscription Book Club alternates.
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