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  • Desmond Chute
Sir Patrick Geddes, 1854 - 1932. Sociologist and town planner
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Sir Patrick Geddes, 1854 - 1932. Sociologist and town planner 1930
  • Scottish Art
Geddes turned to sociology after a brief attack of blindness ended his early career as a biologist. In 1892 he acquired the Outlook Tower near Edinburgh Castle where he established the world's first sociological laboratory. By the First World War, Geddes's reputation as a pioneer town planner was international. He believed that urban structures should provide for physical and spiritual human needs, with gardens, sun-courts and neighbourly street layouts. These ideas were to become widely accepted as desirable in twentieth-century town planning.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2044
  • Medium Pencil on paper
  • Size 33.40 x 23.70 cm
  • Credit Presented by Colin MacFadyean 1964