Imperial London: Civil Government Building in London, 1850-1915 (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
By: M.H. Port (author)Hardback
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Tells the story of the public buildings erected in London when it was the capital of a world-wide empire. A range of structures including the British Museum and the Law Courts are examined in this text, as well as discussing their architectural style, political, financial and social history.
Part 1 Context: the imperial city. Part 2 Need: the case for public buildings. Part 3 Administration: the Office of Works, 1851-1873; the Office of Works, 1873-1915. Part 4 Sites: art and science; courts of justice; government offices. Part 5 Finance: the costs of the building; financing the costs. Part 6 Architects: the Golden Age of competition; rival modes of selection. Part 7 Style: the battle of the styles; a gothic triumph; classicism revivified. Part 8 Building: hazards of the building process; envoi. Appendices: Secretaries of the Office of Work, 1851-1915; major government building works, 1850-1915 - costs, architects, and contractors; figures; the leading characters.
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