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THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF CARDIFF CIVIC CENTRE: BLACK GOLD, WHITE CITY. John B. Hilling. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2016. Architecture of Wales. Published in association with Royal Society of Architects in Wales, Cardiff. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 244 pp. with 134 ills. (8 col.). 26 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781783168422 In English.
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.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, Wales — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173316
Hardcover $40.00    

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