A Guide to Port Sunlight Village

A Guide to Port Sunlight Village

Third edition

Paperback (26 Nov 2019) | English

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Synopsis

The third edition of a best-selling book on the Port Sunlight Village, with a new chapter on the Lady Lever Art Gallery, further information on key individuals and an increase in the number of illustrations. The model industrial village of Port Sunlight was founded by the soap manufacturer W. H. Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1888 for the factory workers of the firm of Lever Brothers. The village was acclaimed from the first as exemplifying the best in English town planning and house design, and greatly influenced subsequent industrial villages such as the later parts of Bournville, and the garden city movement more generally. This guide considers the village in its historical context, with particular emphasis on the planning and architectural aspects. It explains the social and visual significance of Port Sunlight and the reasons for its being unique in the history of town planning, as well as looking at the way its development was influenced by changing fashions in urban design. The relevance of Lever's own character and interests - his social conscience, his love of art and beauty and his architectural enthusiasms - are also examined. Two tours, one for pedestrians and one for car drivers, which include and describe the most significant buildings of the village, are an additional feature of the guide.

About the Publisher

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years and now publishes approximately 70 books a year and 25 journals, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture. LUP’s mission is to disseminate high quality scholarly research and to promote learning and culture through the publication of books and journals. The Press is a global ambassador for the University of Liverpool, despatching tens of thousands of copies of our publications worldwide each year, all bearing the imprimatur of an internationally-focused, research-led, Russell Group university. It also has a civic mission to support the city of Liverpool through collaboration with regional organisations and as part of the city’s creative economy in its own right.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786942128
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Imprint: Liverpool University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 942.751
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 408g
Height: 189mm
Width: 245mm
Spine width: 10mm