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"Brian Anson, who died recently aged 74, was tireless in his battles for the rights of those whose problems others overlooked or thought insurmountable, and was driven by a profound understanding of, and sympathy for, the underdog. He will be remembered for his role in the fight for Covent Garden in the late 1960s. He lost his job at the Greater London council as a result of siding with local residents against the council’s plans to tear down the historic buildings and install a monstrous car-dominated redevelopment, after the relocation of the fruit and veg market to Nine Elms in south-west London. It was an epic battle between developer and citizen, a pattern that was occurring across Europe at that time, but Brian and a tight group of friends prevailed against the odds. Had they lost, London today would be a far less humane and beautiful city."
- Architects' Journal (UK)

"Brian Anson's tale of Covent Garden, I'll Fight You For It!, tells us a thousand more truths of how radical community action was subverted by the smokescreen of "fitting in". The subversion of Post-Modernism, all the frippery, was to ensure that no one could dig out the real wolves in the undergrowth."
- Times Higher Education

Paperback 1981.

270 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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