‘Barry Parker 1867-1947 Architecture of Harmony, Sunlight & Equality’, by Vicky Axell
Many years in the making (researching, writing) this brand new volume shines a light on the work of Letchworth Garden City co-Master Planner and Chief Architect, Barry Parker, examining both his work at Letchworth and his private commissions across the country, and across the globe.
Published by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and printed in the UK, this wonderful book is currently only available here on museumshops.uk
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From the back cover:
Barry Parker is perhaps best known as one half of the Parker and Unwin partnership that designed Letchworth Garden City and subsequently helped shape housing communities for generations.
This book re-evaluates Parker as an important figure in his own right, as an architect and planner with a unique set of values that shaped his belief in the power of architecture as a positive force for social change. By utilising a core set of principles: harmony, sunlight and equality, he created elegant spaces that changed lives.
Beautifully illustrated with over 380 images from Barry Parker’s own archive now entrusted to the Garden City Collection, this book tells the story of one of the twentieth century’s most influential architects.
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).
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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.
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