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Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

ISBN 9780198713326
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Publisher Oxford University Press
Architecture, and the wider built environment, is important to how we negotiate our daily lives; much of the world we inhabit has emerged from a post-colonial/imperial condition. This volume provides an overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Although much research has been carried out on architecture and urban planning in Britain's empire in recent decades, no single, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this absence. With its extensive chronological and regional coverage by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a seminal text for those who study, teach, and research the relationship between empire and the built environment in the British context. It provides an up-to-date account of past and current historiographical approaches toward the study of British imperial and colonial architecture and urbanism, and will prove equally useful to those who study architecture and urbanism in other European imperial and transnational contexts.

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