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ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Ed. by G.A. Bremner. Oxford University Press, 2016. Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series. 508 pp. with 198 ills. (24 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2016-933782 ISBN 9780198713326 In English.
Publisher's description: Throughout today's postcolonial world, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain's once impressive if troubled imperial past. These structures are a conspicuous and near inescapable reminder of that past, and therefore, the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire is a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities, often lying at the heart of social tension and debate over how that identity is best represented. This volume provides an overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Although much research has been carried out on architecture and urban planning in Britain's empire in recent decades, no single, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this deficiency. With its extensive chronological and regional coverage by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a seminal text for those who study, teach, and research the relationship between empire and the built environment in the British context.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Several Periods — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 175265
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