‘Arts & Crafts in Letchworth’ by Josh Tidy & Aimee Flack
Featuring over a hundred wonderful images from the archives at the Garden City Collection, this wonderful book is available exclusively on MuseumShops.uk.
98 pages. 21cm x 21cm.
Published by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, and printed right here in Letchworth Garden City.
Price includes free postage.
From the back cover:
This book celebrates the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement in Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City. It tells the story of how the town was planned by architects committed to providing better quality of housing, not just for the well-off but for the humble workers who flocked here as well.
The many images within this book are drawn from The Garden City Collection, the town’s archive and resource centre. It is part of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, the body which still owns and manages the Letchworth estate in the manner in which Howard originally envisioned over a hundred years ago.
All proceeds from the sale of this book (and all of our gifts & souvenirs) go to help fund Letchworth’s heritage & museum service – which comprises of the Garden City Collection (an ACE-accredited museum & archive); the Museum at One Garden City (a special micro-museum exploring the social history of the town); and The International garden Cities Exhibition (a museum & visitor centre which explores the history of Letchworth and the Garden City Movement worldwide in an original 1907 Arts & Crafts building, designed by Letchworth master-planners & architects, Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker).
By purchasing this product you are directly supporting heritage & museum provision in the town.
The Garden City Collection is an ACE-accredited museum & archive which celebrates the history of Letchworth, the World’s first Garden City. Highlights of the collection include maps & masterplans, beautiful Arts & Crafts artworks and textiles, and thousands of wonderful old photographs chronicling the life of this unique town.
We sell unique and exclusive books & souvenirs, and all proceeds go directly towards the museum service.
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