New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1939. Original edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 291, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Stamped by a previous owner on front endpaper. Very Good. Item #20516
This book was conceived and written largely as a result of a long experience in teaching both housing and community planning in a variety of educational institutions. The author recognized there were forces that stood in the way of long-range creative effort that were neglected or overlooked, and this book was written to address the long-range aspects of housing in the US. Methods of planning and construction needed reorganization and reorientation. "The real task of the housing movement is the raising of all housing standards to a point of efficiency as living machines and as centers around which family revolves," the author states in her introduction. "If only we could be liberated from the slum and lower-income-group complexes, we might forge ahead in evolving a policy of housing which would affect the welfare of every individual and family in the land, and raise standards favoring not only the poor but likewise the masses of American people."