Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

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Throughout today's postcolonial world, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain's once impressive if troubled imperial past. These structures are a conspicuous and near inescapable reminder of that past, and therefore, the built heritageof Britain's former colonial empire is a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities, often lying at the heart of social tension and debate over how that identity is best represented.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, nosingle, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this deficiency. 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 betweenempire 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 otherEuropean imperial and transnational contexts.The volume is divided in two main sections. The first section deals with overarching thematic issues, including building typologies, major genres and periods of activity, networks of expertise and the transmission of ideas, the intersection between planning and politics, as well as the architecturalimpact of empire on Britain itself. The second section builds on the first by discussing these themes in relation to specific geographical regions, teasing out the variations and continuities observable in context, both practical and theoretical.

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Throughout today's postcolonial world, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain's once impressive if troubled imperial past. These structures are a conspicuous and near inescapable reminder of that past, and therefore, the built heritageof Britain's former colonial empire is a fund...

G. A. Bremner is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. He researches the history and theory of Victorian architecture, specialising in British imperial and colonial architecture and urbanism. He has published widely on these subjects in a range of scholarly journals, includingThe Historical Journal, A...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pagesPublished:November 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionG. A. Bremner: Architecture, Urbanism, and British Imperial StudiesPART I: Themes in British Imperial and Colonial Architecture and Urbanism1. Daniel Maudlin: Beginnings: Early Colonial Architecture2. Robert Home and Anthony D. King: Urbanism and Master Planning: Configuring the Colonial City3. G. A. Bremner: Stones of Empire: Monuments, Memorials, and Manifest Authority4. G. A. Bremner: The Metropolis: Imperial Buildings and Landscapes in Britain5. G. A. Bremner and Louis P. Nelson: Propagating Ideas and Institutions: Religious and Educational Architecture6. Mark Crinson: Imperial ModernismPart II Regional Continuity, Divergence, and Variation in the British World7. Harold Kalman and Louis P. Nelson: British North America and the West Indies8. Preeti Chopra: South and Southeast Asia9. Stuart King and Julie Willis: The Australian Colonies10. Ian Lochhead and Paul Walker: New Zealand and the Pacific11. Iain Jackson and Ola Uduku: Sub-Saharan Africa12. Samuel D. Albert: Egypt and Mandatory Palestine and Iraq