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Architecture and urbanism in the British Empire

Author: G A Bremner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford history of the British Empire companion series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries, exploring the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire as a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Architecture and urbanism in the British Empire.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)938360468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G A Bremner
ISBN: 9780191022326 0191022322 9780191781766 0191781762
OCLC Number: 961185026
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire; Copyright; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; Plate Section; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction: Architecture, Urbanism, and British Imperial Studies; RATIONALE AND SCOPE OF THE VOLUME; SCHOLARSHI P IN COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM; APPROACHES TO STUDYING THE COLONIAL BUILT ENVIRONMENT; THE WAY FORWARD? OBSERVATIONS ON THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP; PART I: THEMES IN BRITISH IMPERIAL AND COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM; 1: Beginnings: Early Colonial Architecture. COLONIAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPESCRAFT, DESIGN, AND TASTE; TRANS-COLONIALISM AND THE TRANSMISSION OF IDEAS; LANDFALL; GOOD GOVERNMENT; RELIGIONS AND CHURCHES; HOUSING AND THE HOME; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 2: Urbanism and Master Planning: Configuring the Colonial City; THE CHANGING HISTORIOGRAPHICAL FIELD; FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: EARLY COLONIAL URBAN PLANNING 1620 1850; NETWORKS OF SPACE AND KNOWLEDGE IN BRITISH COLONIAL URBAN PLANNING; TOWN PLANNING AS MODERN COLONIAL MANAGEMENT; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 3: Stones of Empire: Monuments, Memorials, and Manifest Authority. FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN: ASSERTING AUTHORITY THROUGH BUILT FORM IN IRELANDThe Normans: Precedents and Patterns; Tudors and Stuarts: The Early Modern Period; Protestant Ascendency: Dublin as Administrative Centre; THE 'EDWARDIAN BAROQUE' MOMENT: STYLING THE EMPIRE IN ASIA AND AFRICA; Herbert Baker and Cecil Rhodes in South Africa; Milner's 'Kindergarten' and the Union Buildings in Pretoria; BAKER AND LUTYENS AT NEW DELHI: CREATING AN IMPERIAL CAPITAL; Planning the City: Imperial Delhi and its Environs; Baker and the Secretariat Buildings. Edwin Lutyens, Viceroy's House, and the New Delhi MemorialsSELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 4: The Metropolis: Imperial Buildings and Landscapes in Britain; THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES: CITY AND COUNTRY; THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND CULTURES OF DISPLAY; THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: UNEASE, UNCERTAINTY, AND THE FINAL UNDOING; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 5: Propagating Ideas and Institutions: Religious and Educational Architecture; RELIGION, ARCHITECTURE, AND EARLY COLONIZATION: THE FIRST TWO CENTURIES; THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: DAWN OF A NEW ERA; ADAPTING FORMS AND ASSIMILATING CULTURES. CONSTRUCTING INSTITUTIONS: EDUCATION, ARCHITECTURE, AND EMPIRESELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; 6: Imperial Modernism; AVANT GARDE; OFFICIAL; TROPICAL; VERNACULAR; AFTER EMPIRE; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; PART II: REGIONAL CONTINUITY, DIVERGENCE, AND VARIATION IN THE BRITISH WORLD; 7: British North America and the West Indies; FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE; Newfoundland: Cupids and Ferryland; The Chesapeake; The West Indies: Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands; New England; Halifax, Nova Scotia; AFTER THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR AND AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
Series Title: Oxford history of the British Empire companion series.
Responsibility: edited by G.A. Bremner.

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