WorldCat Identities

Herring, Eleanor

Works: 2 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 153 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HT169.G7, 645.8094109045
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eleanor Herring
Street furniture design : contesting modernism in post-war Britain by Eleanor Herring( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment were designed to populate public spaces. Herring explores the design of lampposts, post boxes, parking meters, and signage in the context of a government backed by various bodies keen to propagate 'good' modern design, in a Britain whose towns and cities had been laid waste by bombing and the privations of war. She also considers the innate conservatism of local communities and councils, wary of a standardised street design imposed from above. She traces how the design of street furniture became the site of a fierce struggle which exposed deep-seated anxieties about class, taste and power. Herring's original research draws on archival material and on interviews with leading figures in urban design, including graphic designer Margaret Calvert and industrial designer Kenneth Grange
Framing spaces : three perspectives on London's South Bank Centre by Eleanor Herring( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.61 for Street fur ... to 0.88 for Framing sp ...)

English (13)