London: Pleiades Books, 1945. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Signed by a previous owner in 1946 in ink inside front cover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #21129
England needed four million houses immediately after WWII. Such a program obviously called for wider and more imaginative use of the improved building methods and techniques that were developed in the years preceding the war, but were still unfamiliar to the public. This book attempts to define more clearly such terms as prefabrication, temporary housing, mass production, etc., to trace their history, and to set out in simple form the real problems involved in housing - social, technical and financial. There is no technical difficulty in the way of producing the houses needed in the quantities and of the quality required. The brake on the wheel is a political one - the fear and ignorance of obstructive and sectional interests. Hard to find in the US; this is our first time offering it.