Architecture and power : the town hall and the English urban community, c. 1500-1640 (Book, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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Architecture and power : the town hall and the English urban community, c. 1500-1640

Author: Robert Tittler
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The town hall in early modern England was the seat of civic government and the architectural embodiment of power. This study, based on research in local records, explores the town hall and its role  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Tittler
ISBN: 019820230X 9780198202301
OCLC Number: 23868230
Description: xii, 211 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the Town Hall in England --
2. Structure, Space, and Style --
Types --
Space and Function --
Style --
3. Finance --
4. The Civic Hall and the Autonomous Community --
Urban Autonomy under the Crown --
The Seat and Symbol of the Autonomous Community --
5. Oligarchy, Deference, and the Built Environment --
The Rise and Focus of Oligarchy --
The Problem of Deference --
Civic Deference and the Seat of Power --
The Built Environment and the Power of Coercion --
6. Civic Culture and the Doorway to the Community --
The Role of the Doorway --
Commerce and the Hall --
Players in the Hall --
The Civic Heritage.
Responsibility: Robert Tittler.
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