Categorical Books is proud to announce our first 2012 architecture title: Park Hill Sheffield in black and white with photographs by Keith Collie.
Park Hill is a modernist social-housing scheme on a heroic scale completed in 1961 when Sheffield had near full employment. Since then Britain’s housing scene has been transformed, a change embodied in Park Hill, which is in the process of being stripped back to its frame and recast for largely private ownership.
Keith Collie’s dramatic and haunting photographs capture the formal beauty of this massive structure in ruins and the epic scale of the renovation. David Levitt provides the background to the current renovation project by developer Urban Splash, and Jeremy Till puts the story into the wider context of architecture and the welfare state.
You can buy the book from Amazon. Enjoy!