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Ward, Colin

Works: 170 works in 712 publications in 8 languages and 13,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Architectural drawings  Interviews  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HX833, 335.83
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Ward
Anarchism : a very short introduction by Colin Ward( )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don't want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue. Colin Ward provides answers to these questions by considering anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers, from Kropotkin through to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of 'no compromise' with the apparatus of political decision-making. Can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the reader, Ward's argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after experiencing this book
To-morrow : a peaceful path to real reform by Ebenezer Howard( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To celebrate the centenary of the first garden city at Letchworth, the Town and Country Planning Association has performed a service to planners everywhere by initiating the republication in facsimile form of the very scarce original first edition of To-Morrow. Accompanied by a running scholarly commentary on the text, and by a newly-written editorial introduction and postscript, jointly written by three leading commentators on Howard's life and work To-Morrow will immediately become a compulsory purchase for every serious student and practitioner of planning and for teachers and students of modern social, economic and political history
The child in the city by Colin Ward( Book )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vandalism by Colin Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchy in action by Colin Ward( Book )

54 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The argument of this book is that an anarchist society, a society which organizes itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state and its bureaucracy, capitalism and its waste, privilege and its injustices, nationalism and its suicidal loyalties, religious differences and their superstitious separatism. Anarchist ideas are so much at variance with ordinary political assumptions and the solutions anarchists offer so remote, that all too often people find it hard to take anarchism seriously. This classic text is an attempt to bridge the gap between the present reality and anarchist aspirations, "between what is and what, according to the anarchists, might be." Through a wide-ranging analysis—drawing on examples from education, urban planning, welfare, housing, the environment, the workplace, and the family, to name but a few—Colin Ward demonstrates that the roots of anarchist practice are not so alien or quixotic as they might at first seem but lie precisely in the ways that people have always tended to organize themselves when left alone to do so. The result is both an accessible introduction for those new to anarchism and pause for thought for those who are too quick to dismiss it
Fields, factories and workshops tomorrow by Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study on the development of production and distribution of welfare in society
Sociable cities : the legacy of Ebenezer Howard by Peter Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1899 Ebenezer Howard founded the Garden City Association which has developed over the last century to become the Town and Country Planning Association. This book traces the history of the Garden City movement through the development of Letchworth and Welwyn to the new towns which have been developed in Britain and Europe in the twentieth century
Streetwork: the exploding school by Colin Ward( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadia for all : the legacy of a makeshift landscape by Dennis Hardy( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodnight campers! : the history of the British holiday camp by Colin Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A framework for reading : creating a policy in the elementary school by Muriel Somerfield( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for administrators and reading teachers, this book deals with the issues about reading that seem to be the most common causes of concern. The topics discussed are the following: a general approach to the teaching of reading, ways to involve parents with reading, a prereading program, the organization of a reading program, the process of choosing books for children and helping them choose their own books, the introduction of children to literature, reading comprehension, the librarian in the reading program, reference and study skills, and the assessment of progress in reading. Appended are addresses to contact for additional information and a list of books for further reference. (El)
Tenants take over by Colin Ward( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allotment : its landscape and culture by David Crouch( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British school buildings : designs and appraisals 1964-74 by Colin Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociable cities : the 21st-century reinvention of the garden city by Peter Hall( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard's To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998--an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard's original, long lost and very scarce, in 2003. In this revised edition of Sociable Cities, sadly now without Colin Ward, Peter Hall writes: 'the sixteen years separating the two editions of this book seem almost like geological time. Revisiting the 1998 edition is like going back deep into ancient history'. The glad confident morning following Tony Blair's election has been followed by political disillusionment, the fiscal crash, widespread austerity and a marked anti-planning stance on the part of the Coalition government. But--closely following the argument of Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism (Routledge 2013), to which this book is designed as a companion--Hall argues that the central message is now even stronger: we need more planning, not less. And this planning needs to be driven by broad, high-level strategic visions--national, regional--of the kind of country we want to see. Above all, Hall shows in the concluding chapters, Britain's escalating housing crisis can be resolved only by a massive programme of planned decentralization from London, at least equal in scale to the great Abercrombie plan seventy years ago. He sets out a picture of great new city clusters at the periphery of South East England, sustainably self-sufficient in their daily patterns of living and working, but linked to the capital by new high-speed rail services. This is a book that every planner, and every serious student of policy-making, will want to read. Published at a time when the political parties are preparing their policy manifestos, it is designed to make a major contribution to a major national debate"--
Reflected in water : a crisis of social responsibility by Colin Ward( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome, thinner city : urban survival in the 1990s by Colin Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richer futures : fashioning a new politics( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contributions from some of the best-known thinkers and writers on contemporary urban, cultural and social policy (and campaigns) in Britain today pay tribute to the ideas and industrious activities of the influential writer and commentator Colin Ward. This uplifting collection of essays looks forward to a new politics of self-management and environmentally aware and sustainable lifestyles."--Jacket
Housing : an anarchist approach by Colin Ward( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A collection of lectures and articles ... which attempts to present an anarchist approach to housing' --from Introduction
When we build again : let's have housing that works! by Colin Ward( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To-morrow : a peaceful path to real reform
To-morrow : a peaceful path to real reformAnarchy in actionFields, factories and workshops tomorrowSociable cities : the legacy of Ebenezer HowardArcadia for all : the legacy of a makeshift landscapeGoodnight campers! : the history of the British holiday campThe allotment : its landscape and cultureReflected in water : a crisis of social responsibilityRicher futures : fashioning a new politics
Alternative Names
Colin Ward architetto e urbanista britannico

Colin Ward brita verkisto

Colin Ward britischer Schriftsteller

Colin Ward British writer

Colin Ward britisk skribent

Colin Ward Brits schrijver (1924-2010)

Colin Ward brittisk författare

Colin Ward écrivain britannique


Ward, Colin

Колин Уорд

كولن وارد

كولن وارد (صحفى)

کالین وارد نویسنده بریتانیایی

워드, 콜린 1924-2010

콜린 워드

ウォード, コリン