From York to New Earswick: reforming working-class homes, 1899-1914

Buckley, Cheryl (2008) From York to New Earswick: reforming working-class homes, 1899-1914. Studies in Decorative Arts, 16 (1). pp. 92-107. ISSN 1069-8825

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How to improve the lives of the working class and the poor in Britain has been a key concern for social reformers, architects and designers, and local and national governments throughout twentieth century, but the origins of this were in the preceding century. From the middle of the nineteenth century, reformers had understood the necessity of improving the living conditions, diet and material environment of those with low incomes. Housing, at the core of this, was increasingly a political issue, but as this case study of the development of a garden village in the North of England demonstrates, it was also a moral and aesthetic one.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V300 History by topic
W100 Fine Art
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 14:18
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 11:31

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