Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, 1995.
Book — 398 p.
This work combines historical concerns for landownership/agrarian society with an analysis of the social/demographic structure and functional role of provincial Irish towns. It examines the roles played by successive Dukes of Devonshire in five Irish towns they owned between 1794 and 1891. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Book — xvi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Three grounds - telling the story of housing architecture in Dublin
1. Irish architecture and its culture, 1930-1970
2. Clearing hovels and building homes: Architectural endeavors in Dublin's housing reforms, 1931-1945
3. Building on the edge: Dublin's suburban housing drive of the 1940s
4. How we might live: The architecture of `ordinary' housing from the late 1940s to 1950s Dublin
5. Housing the collective: Multi-storey dwellings in Dublin, c.1930 to c.1970
6. Some thoughts...: New and old housing from the 1960s into the 1970s Bibliography. Index.
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This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin's mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city's edge, while tentatively building four-storey flat blocks in the city centre. Author Ellen Rowley examines how and why this endeavour occurred. Asking questions around architectural and urban obsolescence, she draws on national political and social histories, as well as looking at international architectural histories and the influence of post-war reconstruction programmes in Britain or the symbolisation of the modern dwelling within the formation of the modern nation. Critically, the book tackles this housing history as an architectural and design narrative. It explores the role of the architectural community in this frenzied provision of housing for the populace. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings and photographs from contemporary journals and the private archives of Dublin-based architectural practices, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in the conditions surrounding Dublin's housing history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In the Anglo-Atlantic world of the late nineteenth century, groups of urban residents struggled to reconstruct their cities in the wake of industrialization and to create the modern city. New professional men wanted an orderly city that functioned for economic development. Women's vision challenged the men's right to reconstruct the city and resisted the prevailing male idea that women in public caused the city's disorder. Constructing the Patriarchal City compares the ideas and activities of men and women in four English-speaking cities that shared similar ideological, professional, and political contexts. Historian Maureen Flanagan investigates how ideas about gender shaped the patriarchal city as men used their expertise in architecture, engineering, and planning to fashion a built environment for male economic enterprise and to confine women in the private home. Women consistently challenged men to produce a more equitable social infrastructure that included housing that would keep people inside the city, public toilets for women as well as men, housing for single, working women, and public spaces that were open and safe for all residents. (source: Nielsen Book Data)