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Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

G. A. Bremner


The built environment is important to how we experience and negotiate our daily lives, both past and present. In the post-colonial world today, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain’s once impressive if troubled imperial past. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. With extensive chronological and regional coverage, by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a ... More

Keywords: architecture, city, urbanism, British empire, colonialism, imperialism, buildings, Britain, planning, Commonwealth

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. A. Bremner, editor
Senior Lecturer in Architectural History, University of Edinburgh

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G. A. Bremner

Part I Themes in British Imperial and Colonial Architecture and Urbanism

1 Beginnings

Daniel Maudlin

2 Urbanism and Master Planning

Robert Home and Anthony D. King

3 Stones of Empire

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4 The Metropolis

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5 Propagating Ideas and Institutions

G. A. Bremner and Louis P. Nelson

6 Imperial Modernism

Mark Crinson

Part II Regional Continuity, Divergence, and Variation in the British World

7 British North America and the West Indies

Harold Kalman and Louis P. Nelson

9 The Australian Colonies

Stuart King and Julie Willis

10 New Zealand and the Pacific

Ian Lochhead and Paul Walker

11 Sub-Saharan Africa

Iain Jackson and Ola Uduku

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