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This book examines the architecture of the newly-emergent institutions of reform and philanthropy in late-Victorian London that were intended to bring the redemptive values of English middle-class culture to the working-classes.
Amidst the sea of squalid brick tenements and working-class two-up, two-down houses of late nineteenth-century London, new building types arose, large in scale and bold in their message: the triple-storied Queen Anne board schools, the mock Elizabethan settlement houses, an Arts and Crafts free public art gallery replete with mystic symbolism, and as first conceived, a neo-Byzantine pleasure palace for the working-classes.
Weiner explains the social relations which informed the production and use of these buildings, analysing the relationship between the intentions of the founders and the architectural expression of their buildings, which drew upon contemporary myths of a peaceful and harmonious past.
This book will be of interest to postgraduates and lecturers of architectural history; urban history; social history.
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Book Description Manchester University Press, 1994. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 800grams, ISBN:9780719039140. Seller Inventory # 6885876
Book Description Manchester University Press, Manchester, U.K., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Book examines the architecture of the newly-emergent institutions of reform and philanthropy in late-Victorian London that were intended to bring the redemptive values of English middle-class to the working-classes. Book will be of interest to postgraduates and lecturers of architectural history; urban history; social history. Brown hard cover with gilt titling on spine, inscribed by author on first free end paper, illustrated throughout with black and white plates, 244 pages. Spine of dust jacket and upper front edge sunned. This is a handsome volume. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 014711