WARD, Colin. A Bibliography: 1. Books

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Colin Ward’s impressive bibliography, the quality of his writings and his personal participation in the anarchist movement contribute to make him one of the leading figures of the movement in the 20th and probably the 21st century.


There is a short biography by David Goodway, ""The Anarchism of Colin Ward", in Richer Futures. Fashioning A New Politics. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 1999. The book is a tribute to C. Ward.


Colin Ward was one of the editors of Freedom from 1947 to 1960; he created, edited and published Anarchy from 1961 to 1970, and BEE (Bulletin of Environmental Education from 1971 to 1979. He wrote the "Finge Benefits" column weekly for New Statesman and Society from 1988 to 1996, the "Anarchist Notebook" fortnightly for Freedom and the monthly column "People and Ideas" for Town and Country Planning. He has written many books and contributed to more articles than God could count.

We have tried our best and presented whatever we have gathered in a chronological order.


Colin Ward


- Patterns of Anarchy, L. I. Krimerman and Lewis Perry, editors; Colin Ward (Contributor). Doubleday-Anchor, 1966

- Violence [juvenile]. Its Nature, Causes and Remedies. Hammondsworth, England: Penguin Education, 1970.

- The Case for Participatory Democracy, C.G. Benello and Dimitrios Roussopoulos, editors, Colin Ward (Contributor).New York: Grossman Publishers, 1971. viii, 386 p. illus. 24 cm. ISBN: 0670205958.

- Work [juvenile], Penguin Education "Connexions". 1972. 64 p.

- Anarchy in Action. Colin Ward.London : Allen & Unwin, 1973

  • London. Freedom. 1982.152 p. 20cm. pb. ISBN: 0900384204

- Education Without Schools. Peter Buckman, editor; Colin Ward (Contributor), London: Souvenir Press, 1973. pp. 134. 22 cm. ISBN 0 285 64720

- Streetwork. The Exploding School.Colin Ward, Editor of “Anarchy”, and FYSON (Anthony John Cedric). London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973. pp. 139. 25 cm. ISBN 0 7100 7683 5

- Vandalism. Edited by Colin Ward, Editor of “Anarchy.” London: Architectural Press, 1973. pp. 327; illus. 26 cm. ISBN 0 85139 700 X

  • New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold

- Fields, factories and workshops tomorrow. Kropotkin, Petr Aleksyeevich (Prince). Edited, introduced and with additional material by Colin Ward.London: Allen and Unwin, 1974. 275 p. 23 cm. ISBN 0 04 321017 1

  • New ed.Freedom Press, 1985. ISBN: 090038428X. pb

- Memoirs of a Revolutionist. Peter Kropotkin. Edited and introduced by Colin Ward. London: Allen & Unwin, 1974.

  • Folio Society. 1978. 338 p,[12] leaves of plates. ill. maps(on lining papers), ports. 26cm .

Notes: ’... text is based on the first English edition published in 1899 by Smith, Elder and Company’ - title page verso. -

  • London: Freedom Press: 1985. viii,205p. 20cm. pb

- Tenants take over.Ward, Colin. Editor of “Anarchy.”London: Architectural Press, 1974. 176 p. illus. 22 cm. ISBN 0 85139 630 5

- Utopia (juvenile). Penguin Education (Human Space, Stage One), 1974. 128 p.

- British School Buildings. Designs and Appraisals, 1964-74. Edited by Colin Ward. London. Architectural Press. 1976.xiv, 249 p. ill. plans. 31cm. Bibl. p.249

’ ... selection of building studies from "The Architects’ Journal" covering a decade of British school buildings’ - Introduction

- Housing. An Anarchist Approach. Colin Ward. London: Freedom Press, 1976. 182 p. 22cm. pb

- The Child in the City. Colin Ward. with photographs by Ann Golzen and others. London : Architectural Press, 1978.x,221 p. ill. 2 facsims, maps. 25cm

  • Harmondsworth. Penguin. 1979.x, 221 p. ill. 2 facsims, maps. 25cm. Index. pb

-  Walden . By Henry David Thoreau. Introduced by Colin Ward, and illustrated with wood-engravings by Michael Rent. London: Folio Society, 1980. 298 pps. 23 cm.

- The Plotlands of the Thames Valley.Hardy. Dennis and ColinWard. Geography and planning papers. no 4. XY/N-1. Middlesex Polytechnic: 1981.

- Art and the Built Environment. A Teacher’s Approach. Eileen Adams and Colin Ward. Harlow. Published for the Schools Council by Longman. 1982.160p. ill. maps,plans. 30cm. ISBN: 0582361958 pb

- A Framework for Reading. Creating a Policy in the Primary School. Muriel Somerfield, Mike Torbe, Colin Ward for the City of Coventry LEA. London. Heinemann Educational. 1983. 66 p. 19x25cm. Bibl. p. 61-63. Index. pb

- American Dream. Land, Chicken Ranches and the New Age. Dennis Hardy and Colin Ward. Enfield: Middlesex Polytechnic, 1983.18p. ill. 30cm. pb

- Arcadia for all. The Legacy of a Makeshift Landscape. Dennis Hardy and Colin Ward. photography by Dot Davies. London: Mansell (Coll. Studies in history, planning and the environment.Series: An Alexandrine Press book), 1984.x,307 p. ill. facsims,maps. 24cm. cased. ISBN: 0720116791 m ISBN: 0720117437. pb

- When we Build again. Lets have housing that works! Colin Ward. London: Pluto, 1985. 127 p. 20cm. ISBN: 0745300227. pb

- Chartres. the Making of a Miracle. Colin Ward. London: Folio Society, 1986.95 p, 32p of plates. ill (some col.). plans. 29cm.

- Goodnight Campers! The History of the British Holiday Camp. Colin Ward and Dennis Hardy. London: Mansell, 1986 (Coll. "Studies in history, planning and the environment". Series: An Alexandrine Press book).[256] p. ill. 26cm. cased. ISBN: 0720118360. pb

-  The Crisis of Socialism Acrata Press, 1986. 12 p.

- A Decade of Anarchy, 1961-1970. Selections from the monthly journal Anarchy. Compiled & introduced by Colin Ward. London: Freedom Press (Freedom Press centenary series. vol.5), 1987. 287 p. 21cm. ISBN: 0900384379 pb

- The Allotment. Its Landscape and Culture. David Crouch and Colin Ward. London: Faber, 1988.xiv,322 p, [8] p of plates. ill. 23cm 1988

  • Nottingham. Mushroom. 1994. xxii,313p. ill. 20cm. ISBN: 0907123163 pb

- The Child in the Country. Colin Ward. London: Hale, 1988. [208] p. 22cm. ISBN: 0709033222

-  The Life of Dr John Donne, Late Dean of St Paul’s Church , by Izaak Walton. Introduction by Colin Ward. The Folio Press:London, 1988.

  • London. Bedford Square Press, 1990.[200] p. 23cm. pb ISBN: 0719912598. p

- Undermining the Central Line. Ruth Rendell & Colin Ward. London: Chatto & Windus (Chatto counter blasts. no 7. XY/N-1) , 1989. 21cm. pb 1989. ISBN: 0701135980. pb

- Welcome Thinner City. Urban Survival in 1990s. Colin Ward . London: Bedford Square Press (Coll. "Society today") , 1989. 122 p. 22cm. ISBN: 0719912520 pb

- Discussion Paper on Vandalism and Graffiti.Ward, Colin. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,1990

Notes: Discussion paper for Ben Whitaker’s meeting on Monday 18 June 1990 on countering vandalism and graffiti

- The Child in the City. Colin Ward. With photographs by Ann Golzen and others. London: Bedford Square Press (Series "Society today"). 1990. xi, 217 p. 22. pbk

- Talking Houses. Ten Lectures. Colin Ward. London: Freedom Press, 1990 142 p. ill. 21cm. pb. ISBN: 0900384557[16]

- Images of Chilhood in Old Postcards. Colin Ward and Tim Ward. Stroud: A. Sutton, 1991.[192] p. ill. 25cm. ISBN: 0862998654.

- Freedom to go. After the Motor Age. by Colin Ward. London: Freedom Press: 1991.112p. 21cm. ISBN: 0900384611. pb

- Influences. Voices of Creative Dissent. Green Books. 1991.147p, [4]p of plates. ISBN: 1870098439. pb

- Education for Resourcefulness.Ward. Colin. Bath. Human Scale Education. 1993.19p. ISBN: 1898321019. pb

- New Town, Home Town. The Lessons of Experience. Colin Ward.London. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 1993.149p. ISBN: 0903319624. pb

-  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TWAIN (Samuel Clemens.) Introduction by Colin Ward - With Wood Engravings by Harry Brockway Twain. Hardcover - 1993.

- A Factory as it Might Be, by William Morris. The Factory We never Had, by Colin Ward. Nottingham. Mushroom Bookshop. [1995?].iv, 32p. ISBN: 090712321x. pb

- P.A. Kropotkin’s Sesquicentennial. A Reassessment and Tribute. Cahm, Caroline and Colin Ward. University of Durham. Centre for European Studies. Working paper- Centre for European Studies University of Durham. no 6. XY/N-1. University of Durham, Centre for European Studies. [1995] ISBN: 1897910258

- Social Policy: An Anarchist Response, Colin Ward (Paperback - Jul 1, 1996)

- Talking School. Ten lectures. Colin Ward. London. Freedom Press. 1996.141p. 21cm. ISBN: 0900384816. m. pb

- Talking to Architects. Ten Lectures. by Colin Ward. London: Freedom Press,1996.110p. 21cm.SBN: 0900384883. pb

- >Havens and Springboards. the Foyer Movement in Context. Colin Ward London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Series: Gulbenkian Foundation report) . 1997.119p.. ill. map. 34cm. ISBN: 0903319829. m. pb

- Reflected in Water. A Crisis of Social Responsibility. Colin Ward. London, Washington, D.C.: Cassell. 1997.x,147p. 23 cm. cased .ISBN: 0304335673. m ISBN: 0304335681. v. pb

-  All Quiet on the Hooligan Front by Colin Ward. Headline Book Publishing Ltd, 1997. Paperback

- Sociable Cities. The Legacy of Ebenezer Howard. Peter Hall and Colin Ward. Chichester. J. Wiley. 1998.x, 229p. ill. maps, ports. 25cm. ISBN: 047198504x. m ISBN: 0471985058. v. pb

-  The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad. Francis Mosley, and Colin Ward. The Folio Society, London 1999. Hardcover

- Violence and Non-Violence in the Schools: A Manual for Administration. Colin Ward and Christine J. Villani, New York: E. Mellen Press, 2001.

- A Factory As It Might Be & The Factory We Never Had by William and Colin Ward Morris (Pamphlet - 2002)

- Cotters and Squatters: The Hidden History of Housing. Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications, 2004. 196 pages. ISBN: 0 907123 198 £9.99

"Squatters were the original householders, and this book explores the story of squatter settlements in England and Wales, from our cave-dwelling ancestors to the squeezing out of cottagers in the enclosure of the commons.

There is a widespread folk belief that if a house could be erected between sundown and sunset the occupants had the right to tenure and could not be evicted. Often enquiry into the manorial court rolls shows this to be the case. Unofficial roadside settlements or encroachments onto the ’wastes’

between parishes provided space for the new miners, furnacemen and artisans who made the industrial revolution, while cultivating a patch of ground and keeping a pig and some chickens. Colin Ward’s book, full of local anecdote and glimpses of surviving evidence, links the hidden history of unofficial settlements with the issues raised by 20th century squatters and the 21st century claims that ’The Land is Ours’."

- Talking Anarchy. Edited by Colin Ward and David Goodway. Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications, 2004. 160 pages, 0907123996.

Colin Ward discusses the ups and downs of the anarchist movement including the many famous characters who he worked with, such as: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort, Noam Chomsky, George Orwell

-  Anarchism : a very short introduction / Colin Ward.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. 109 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

Series Link( Very short introductions ; 116)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 106) and index.

Contents Definitions and ancestors — Revolutionary moments — States, societies, and the collapse of socialism — Deflating nationalism and fundamentalism — Containing deviancy and liberating work — Freedom in education — The individualist response — Quiet revolutions — The federalist agenda — Green aspirations and anarchist futures.

Bibliography 2.- Articles