THE AGE OF EMPIRE
Britain’s Imperial Architecture, from 1880-1930

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Britain's industrial and imperial might financed an architectural golden age, which saw the Dickensian rookeries replaced with model housing; civic life improved through new town halls, bath houses and libraries; God glorified in new churches and cathedrals; Mammon pursued in banks, exchanges and commercial buildings; and the Empire celebrated in numerous sculptural projects around the globe. Through awe-inspiring, fulsomely captioned images, this book reveals the national confidence and prosperity that led to a new-found grandeur and scale in the architecture commissioned.

. . . engages with an aspect of Britain’s imperial history and heritage that has been all but neglected by architectural historians. CERCLES