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Author Crinson, Mark.

Title Modern architecture and the end of empire / Mark Crinson
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2002


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Description xiii, 228 pages : illustrations (some color), map, plans ; 25 cm
Series British art and visual culture since 1750
British art and visual culture since 1750
Contents 1. Imperial panorama: panorama of architecture -- 2. The double end: training architects for the empire -- 3. Oil and architecture -- 4. The national pavilion: 'A Building Which Needs No Name' -- 5. The commonwealth of architecture -- 6. Dialects of internationalism: architecture in Ghana, 1945-66 -- 7. The view from Penang Hill: modernism and nationalism in Malaysia -- Conclusion: Discrepant cosmopolitanism
Summary "In this, the first book to examine the interactions between modern architecture, imperialism and post-imperialism, Mark Crinson looks at the architecture of the last years of the British Empire, and during its prolonged dissolution and aftermath. Taking a number of case studies in Britain, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iran, India and Malaysia, he investigates the ambitions of the people who commissioned the buildings, the training and role of architects, and the interaction of the architecture and its changing social and cultural contexts. This book raises questions about the nature of modernism and its roles, questions that look far beyond empire and towards the post-imperial."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 207-218
Subject Architecture and society.
Architecture and state.
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Architecture, British colonial -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture, British.
Architecture, Modern -- British influences.
Architecture, British colonial -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Great Britain.
Nationalism and architecture -- Great Britain.
United Kingdom -- Colonies.
LC no. 2002038261
ISBN 0754635104