This work consists of an examination of examples of civic design in Britain occurring within a number of large sized provincial settlements from about 1880 to 1914. It identifies the design and planning principles that appeared to govern civic design as well as investigating its features as it appeared in practice by analysing structural and technical design components, internal arrangements and the surroundings of public buildings erected at the time.
Ian Morley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he teaches aspects of Urban History and Industrialisation.
List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Professor Richard Fellows; Introduction; 1. Background; 2. Examples of Civic Design: An Overview; 3. The Form of Provincial Civic Design: Details and Examples (1); 4. The Form of Provincial Civic Design: Details and Examples (2); 5. The Civic Designers; 6. The Wider Picture: Examples of British Civic Design in the Colonies; 7. British Civic Design and Foreign City Beautiful; 8. Conclusion; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Appendix; Index.