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HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF CARDIFF CIVIC CENTRE: BLACK GOLD, WHITE CITY. John B. Hilling. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 256 pp. with 113 ills. (8 col.). 24 x 19 cm. ISBN 9781783168422 In English.
Due date: August 2016. Publisher's description: Cardiff's civic center, described as the finest in the British Isles, is an impressive planned group of public buildings, begun largely with wealth created by the coal industry in the south Wales coalfield. The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre contains detailed architectural descriptions of all the buildings in the civic center, such as Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. The book includes specially prepared maps and plans showing how the center developed over two centuries as well as rich descriptions and accounts of its development that highlight one of Wales's most striking cultural landmarks.
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Worldwide Number: 173316
Hardcover $40.00 Not Yet Published.

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