Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970

Edited by Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar

Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970

Edited by Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar

Distributed for Historic England Publishing

256 pages | 65 color plates, 85 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2016
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781848022355 Published August 2016 For sale in North America only
Neo-Georgian design, which began with a revival of the Georgian ideals of symmetry and classical proportion in the late nineteenth century, has exerted a powerful and enduring influence on English-language cultures around the world. Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970 assesses the impact of this movement through a consideration of the buildings, objects, institutions, and actors involved, contending that Neo-Georgianism was not simply another dying gasp of Revivalism but a complex assertion of national image and identity with a complicated, and at times fraught, relationship to modernism.
Contents
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Louise Campbell
1 Introduction: reappraising the Neo-Georgian
                Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar
Part I: Origins of the Neo-Georgian
                2 Quality in Quality Street: Neo-Georgian and its place in architectural history
                                Alan Powers
                3 the call to order: Neo-Georgian and the Liverpool School of Architecture
                                Peter Richmond
4 Georgian London before Georgian London: Beresford Chancellor Rasmussen and ‘The true and sad story of the Regent’s Street’
                                Elizabeth McKellar
Part II: Developing the Neo-Georgian language
                5 Edwin Lutyens: Wrenaissance to Neo-Georgian
                                Margaret Richardson
6 Emanuel Vincent Harris: civic, civil and sane
                                Julian Holder and Nick Holmes
                7 Giles Gilbert Scott and Classical architecture
                                Gavin Stamp
                8 C H James: Neo-Georgian – from the small house to the town hall
                                Nick Chapple
Part III: Establishing a new tradition: typologies of the Neo-Georgian
                9 Banker’s Georgian
                                Neil Burton
                10 A state of approval: Neo-Georgian architecture and His Majesty’s Office of Works, 1914–1939
                                Julian Holder
                11 Neo-Georgian: the other style in Britain’s 20th-century university architecture?
                                William Whyte
Part IV: Neo-Georgian: a prelude to modernism?
                12 ‘Modern Swedish Rococo’: the Neo-Georgian interior in Britain, c 1920– c 1945
                                Clare Taylor
                13 ‘A live universal language’: the Georgian as motif in interwar English architectural modernism
                                Elizabeth Darling
Part V: Global Neo-Georgian
                14 The Neo-Georgian in New Zealand, 1918– 1939: architectural revivalism at the end of empire
                                Ian Lochhead
                15 ‘Phony coloney’: the reception of the Georgian and the construction of 20th-century America
                                Stephen Hague
Index
 
 
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