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A Vision of Britain HRH The Prince of Wales

A Vision of Britain - HRH The Prince of Wales

Doubleday, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.

A Personal View of Architecture. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “HRH The Prince Of Wales publicly voiced his feelings about post-war trends in architecture for the first time in a speech to the RIBA in May 1984. His hard-hitting phrases — ‘monstrous carbuncle’ (of the National Gallery extension) and ‘giant glass stump’ (of the Mansion House Square project) — alerted the nation to his deep concern about the effect some modern architecture has had on the environment and on people’s lives, and opened what has become a major public debate. The Prince’s concern led him to write and present his first TV documentary, the 75-minute A Vision of Britain. In this book the Prince develops and expands on the themes of his film. He stresses the need to preserve the character of our towns and cities, the desirability of reviewing existing planning laws and, above all, the Importance of providing an architecture which people really want, and which is on a human scale.”

Size: 9¼" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.

This one has already found a new owner.