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THE AGE OF EMPIRE: BRITAIN'S IMPERIAL ARCHITECTURE FROM 1880-1930. Clive Aslet. Aurum Press Limited, London, 2015. 192 pp. with 150 ills. (91 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781781312254 In English.
Publisher's description: Five years after discussing the matter with her private secretary, in 1877 Queen Victoria became Empress of India. This symbolic event was followed by the transformation of Britain into the seat of self-consciously imperial power. Britain's industrial and imperial might financed an architectural golden age, which saw the Dickensian rookeries replaced with model housing; civic life improved through new town halls, bath houses and libraries; God glorified in new churches and cathedrals; Mammon pursued in banks, exchanges and commercial buildings; and the Empire celebrated in numerous sculptural projects around the globe. Through stunning images this book reveals the national confidence and prosperity that led to a new-found grandeur and scale in the architecture commissioned.˙The Age of Empire˙is a lavishly illustrated celebration of the architectural legacy of the British Empire and its ability to create buildings that remain as awe-inspiring as when they were first built.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169601
Hardcover $55.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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