Little palaces: house and home in the inter-war suburbs

(2003) Little palaces: house and home in the inter-war suburbs. Middlesex University Press, London. ISBN 1898253544

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Abstract

In the 1920s and 1930s nearly three million new private houses were built, the majority of them in new suburbs on the edges of towns and cities. Derided at the time by the architectural press, these homes were nonetheless enormously popular. With their tiled roofs and pebbledash, their gardens and bay windows, they epitomised a particularly British idea of 'home'. Little Palaces looks at these houses, inside and out, and at the way of life of their inhabitants. Based on material relating to North London, and with evocative photographs and illustrations, Little Palaces provides an informative introduction to the surburban semi.

Item Type:Book
Research Areas:School of Art and Design > Art & Design
ID Code:3111
Deposited On:19 Nov 2009 10:26
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