‘This was the modern world: the technology-driven decade in which a future was imagined and built. Law’s gorgeous little book pairs gleaming black and white photos with elegant text that is as alert to the human story – from cottaging to suburban cottage nostalgia and from Ken “Snakehips” Johnson to assembly line workers – as it is to all those beautiful, beautiful lines. Ghosts and survivors alike are paid tribute: Lubetkin’s Finsbury Health Centre, the Dollis Hill District Synagogue, Kensal House, the Lawn Road Flats, Cockfosters Tube station, the Philco and Electroflo factories, along with robots, cranes and car crashes – and, always and everywhere and all too rare in this kind of book, the people.’
– Review by Karen Shook in Times Higher Education magazine .
Michael John Law is a Research Fellow at the University of Westminster.
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