Book reviews — February 1976
Bedford Park: The First Garden Suburb, Pictorial survey by T Affleck Greeves
publ. Anne Bingley, £3
Bedford Park was planned by J T Carr in the 1880s; the architects included Norman Shaw. 60 pages, includes photographs and reproductions of architects' plans.
Exploring Our Industrial Past, Kenneth Hudson
Hodder's Teach Yourself series. 214 pages, paperback, £1.75
Kenneth Hudson points out that Industrial Archaeology is fundamentally about people and stresses the value of old people's memories. He also deals with recording, publishing results, preservation and getting help from societies (GLIAS gets a two-page write-up). The three appendices cover museums with important collections relating to industrial and transport history, local IA societies and national bodies likely to be helpful.
New Uses for Old Buildings, Sherban Cantacuzino
Architectural Press, 264 pages, £11.95
Shows what can be done to preserve old buildings, including industrial ones, by putting them to new uses. Over 70 different schemes are described in Britain, Europe & USA. Section on three pumping stations by Denis Smith. If you can't afford one, persuade your local library to buy it. Every architect should have one.
Fieldwork in Industrial Archaeology, by J Kenneth Major
Batsford, 176 pages, £4.50 (or £2.95 paperback)
Based on the author's practical experience in IA, the book deals with interpreting the site and machinery, background research, measured drawings of buildings, photography and the publication of results.
Written and published by Wendy Davis
This is a 'town trail' type of publication, giving four guided walks with coloured map and historical notes. Includes a number of points of I.A. interest. 15" x 7½” folded sheet in sturdy plastic wallet. 25p plus 8p post & pckg from 70 Sterling Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex HA5 8BP.
Postcards of Stations In Hackney c.1900
Series of five (Stoke Newington, Rectory Road, London Fields, Victoria Pk, Homerton) 27½p by post from Central Library, Mare St, Hackney, E8.
95p in paperback and also two series of postcards of Scenes of Old Lambeth, eight in each, mainly street scenes c.1900 in Clapham, Brixton, etc. One set colour (45p), one B/W (30p) from Central Library, Brixton Oval, SW + stamp.
© GLIAS, 1976