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London 1900 / Alastair Service.


New York : Rizzoli, 1979.
ISBN 0847802140, 9780847802142

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George Washington
Gelman stacks
NA 2543 .S6 S47 1979 (show me on map) Available Request
American
Visual Arts Collection (N-NX,TR) Lower Level
NA2543.S6 S47 Available Request
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Subjects Architecture - Angleterre - Londres - 19e siècle.
Architecture - Angleterre - Londres - 20e siècle.
Architecture -- Angleterre -- Londres -- 19e siècle.
Architecture -- Angleterre -- Londres -- 20e siècle.
Architecture -- England -- London -- History.
Architecture and society -- England -- London.
Architecture et société - Angleterre - Londres.
Architecture et société -- Angleterre -- Londres.
Buildings -- England -- London.
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Londres (Angleterre) - Constructions.
Londres (Angleterre) -- Constructions.
Description xiii, 274 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 29 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index.
Summary When Londoners celebrated the Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, the city the royal carriage rode through did not look like the capital of the largest empire in the world. London was still the "foggy, dark, complex and huge city which so impressed and frightened Frenchmen", in the words of British architect Gavin Stamp. Its medieval street plan and unassuming town houses contrasted sharply with Paris or Berlin. In less than fifteen years, however, London was transformed. Londoners put aside their puritanical restraint and distaste for novelties to turn their city into an imperial metropolis, with a baffling variety of styles inspired by all periods from Imperial Rome and ancient Greece to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Alastair Service explores the relationship between London's architectural transformation and contemporary changes in British society and politics.--From publisher description.
Contents Imperial capital 1900 -- Architects, styles and building materials -- Housing for the working class -- The house and the suburb -- Mansion blocks and mansions -- Getting to work : public transport -- At work : factories and offices -- Shops and department stores -- West End theatreland -- Publand -- Eating out : restaurants, hotels and clubs -- The churches -- Charitable institutions -- Education, libraries and museums -- Services for the public -- The new town halls -- State buildings : Whitehall and Buckingham Palace -- Pointers for the future.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5521005
(OCoLC)ocm05521005
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WorldCat Identities Service, Alastair, 1933-
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