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Ward, Colin

Works: 161 works in 647 publications in 7 languages and 12,556 library holdings
Genres: History  Architectural drawings  Interviews  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Colin Ward
Anarchism : a very short introduction by Colin Ward( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 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( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,129 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 )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vandalism by Colin Ward( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchy in action by Colin Ward( Book )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 613 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 )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decentralisation of industries. The possibilities of agriculture. Small industries and industrial villages. Brain work and manual work
Sociable cities : the legacy of Ebenezer Howard by Peter Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streetwork: the exploding school by Colin Ward( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book should be of interest to academics and libraries in planning, urban geography, urban history, human geography and libraries of architectural and planning practices
Arcadia for all : the legacy of a makeshift landscape by Dennis Hardy( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 275 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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 159 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"--
Housing : an anarchist approach by Colin Ward( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A collection of lectures and articles ... which attempts to present an anarchist approach to housing' --from Introduction
Richer futures : fashioning a new politics by Ken Worpole( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 144 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
When we build again : let's have housing that works! by Colin Ward( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 143 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 HowardGoodnight campers! : the history of the British holiday campArcadia for all : the legacy of a makeshift landscapeThe 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 britisk skribent

Colin Ward Brits schrijver (1924-2010)

Colin Ward brittisk författare

Colin Ward écrivain britannique

Ward, Colin

Колин Уорд

كولن وارد

کالین وارد نویسنده بریتانیایی

워드, 콜린 1924-2010

콜린 워드