Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is a writer and social historian, whose work includes many books on architecture, landscape and public policy. He is married to photographer Larraine Worpole with whom he has collaborated on book projects internationally, as well as in Hackney, London, where they have lived and worked since 1969.

His principal interests concern the planning and design of new settlements, landscapes and public institutions - streets, parks, playgrounds, libraries, informal education - based on the pioneering achievements of 20th century social democracy, as well as the modern environmental movement. In recent years his work has focused on contemporary landscape aesthetics and working with architects and garden designers on the creation of new forms of residential settlements for an ageing population.

Ken is Emeritus Professor, Cities Institute London Metropolitan University, and has served on the UK government’s Urban Green Spaces Task Force, on the Expert Panel of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and as an adviser to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.

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For many years, Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.
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For well over 40 years Ken Worpole has been one of the most eloquent and forward thinking writers in Britain.
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Uniformanual books

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Uniformannual

Tapping into some idea of what an annual might be, or at least look like, this new book is a hardback with printed paper over boards, and uncoated stock. The contributions are from some of the writers, artists, and researchers that Uniform have worked with, or are currently working with, on books and in Uniformagazine.

Contributors: John Bevis, Peter Blegvad, Kevin Boniface, Janet Boulton, Angus Carlyle, J. R. Carpenter, Rebecca Chesney, Les Coleman, Simon Cutts, Caitlin DeSilvey, Michael Hampton, Matthew Kelly, Cathy Lane, Brian Lewis, Phil Owen, Colin Sackett, Dawn Scarfe, Tim Staples, Gertrude Stein, Erica Van Horn, Ian Waites, Nathan Walker, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Worpole.

Ken’s essay is a tribute to the work of John Berger who died in 2017.

ISBN 978 1 910010 17 4
124pp, 238 x 168mm, hardback
Price £15.00

Free postage in the UK until the end of the year.
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