Talks on town planning.
London, Jonathan Cape Ltd 1924.
8vo. 160pp. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper a little defective at head and foot of spine). Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
An explanation of the merits of town planning, expressed in the form of an imaginary dialogue between a “Professor of History and Sociology” and three individuals asking him questions. The volume’s author, Henry Vaughan Lanchester (1863-1953), a partner at that time in the successful architectural practice of Lanchester, Lucas & Lodge, had produced planning schemes for New Delhi and Madras, and was also professor of Architecture at University College, London.