History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre

Black Gold, White City

John B. Hilling

History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre

John B. Hilling

Distributed for University of Wales Press

256 pages | 8 color plates, 79 halftones, | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2016
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781783168422 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cardiff’s civic center, described as the finest in the British Isles, is an impressive planned group of public buildings, begun largely with wealth created by the coal industry in the south Wales coalfield. The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre contains detailed architectural descriptions of all the buildings in the civic center, such as Cardiff City Hall and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales. The book includes specially prepared maps and plans showing how the center developed over two centuries as well as rich descriptions and accounts of its development that highlight one of Wales’s most striking cultural landmarks.
 
Contents
Series Editor’s Preface
Foreword Gillian Clarke
List of Illustrations
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Editorial Note
 
1 A Small, Sleepy Town in the Shadow of a Castle
2 Black Gold
3 A Gentleman’s Park
4 A Battle for Sites and Minds
5 Negotiations and Diversions
6 Plans and Petitions
7 A View of the Civic Centre: Its Layout, Appearance and Open Spaces
8 Development of the Civic Centre Before the First World War: Buildings and Monuments
9 Development of the Civic Centre Between the Wars: Buildings and Monuments
10 Development of the Civic Centre After the Second World War: Buildings and Monuments
11 Cardiff’s Civic Centre in Context
12 Conclusion
 
Brief Biographies of Architects
Architectural Glossary
Bibliography
Index
 
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