RICHARDS, J.M. PIPER, John
Title: Castles on the Ground : The Anatomy of Suburbia. Second Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  John Murray, London, 1973, ISBN:0719529085
Seller ID: 100697
RICHARDS, J.M. The Castles on the Ground : The Anatomy of Suburbia. Illustrated by John Piper. (London): John Murray, (1973). Second Edition. Pp. (6),v,(1),1-96 + 8 pages of b&w plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Sir James Maude Richards, FRIBA (b. August 13, 1907, Carshalton, Surrey, England - d. April 27, 1992, Fulham, London). "'The Castles on the Ground' is an acute analysis and an affectionate description of the English suburb, its inhabitants and its characteristic architecture. It is also about popular taste as exemplified in the suburbs -- what ordinary people really like and the reasons why they like it, as distinct from what moresophisticated people think they ought to like." - from the dust jacket. Co ntents; 1. The Englishman's Home; 2. A Landscape from Within; 3. The Anatomy of Suburbia; 4. Another Man's Poison; 5. The Voice of the School Teacher;6. The Origin of the Species; 7. Compactness Above All; 8. This Desirable Residence. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. Due to the relatively light weight of the book, shipping costs may be cheaper than quoted. 25.00