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The Resource The battle of the styles : society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861, Bernard Porter

The battle of the styles : society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861, Bernard Porter

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The battle of the styles : society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861
Title
The battle of the styles
Title remainder
society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Porter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The present-day Foreign Office in Whitehall is an imposing building whose genesis is bizarre. In 1857 a competition was held to pick an architect, which provoked a huge row between the rival 'Classical' and 'Gothic' schools, which a 'Goth' (George Gilbert Scott) won but was then forced to re-design in Classical. The circumstances surrounding this fiasco furnish the starting-point for this book; which then goes on to analyse the debate that preceded this decision, for the light it sheds on the complex nature of British culture and society then. Among issues raise were contemporary and conflicting understandings of Britain's (or England's) national and imperial identities; of religion and morality; of history, 'modernity' and 'progress'; and of class and gender. The debate offers an unusual insight into the relationship between all these matters and 'high culture' generally. This account of it should be of great value to cultural and social historians, as well as to any architectural historians interested in the broader historical context surrounding this and other great monuments of the time
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Porter, Bernard
Dewey number
725/.12/0942132
Index
index present
LC call number
NA4287.L6
LC item number
P67 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign Office (London, England : Building)
  • Architecture and society
  • Foreign Office (London, England : Building)
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • British & Irish history
  • Architecture and society
  • Great Britain
Label
The battle of the styles : society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861, Bernard Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations; Preface; 1 The Battle Joined; 2 A Hybrid Society; 3 Early Skirmishes; 4 A Grand and National Work; 5 Worthy of our Imperial City; 6 The Lamp of Morality; 7 An Architecture for our Age; 8 Not the Most Interesting Public Question of the Day; 9 A Change for the Worse
Control code
713611362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283272094
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)713611362
Label
The battle of the styles : society, culture and the design of the new foreign office, 1855-1861, Bernard Porter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illustrations; Preface; 1 The Battle Joined; 2 A Hybrid Society; 3 Early Skirmishes; 4 A Grand and National Work; 5 Worthy of our Imperial City; 6 The Lamp of Morality; 7 An Architecture for our Age; 8 Not the Most Interesting Public Question of the Day; 9 A Change for the Worse
Control code
713611362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283272094
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)713611362

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