Edwardian Civic Buildings (Library of Period Detailing)
- Publish Date: 2000-01-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Richard Fellows Dip. Arch M. Phil RIBA
Richard Fellows' book explores the many influences on Edwardian architects. New methods and techniques, a mixture of tradition and progress, as well as the influence of the arts and crafts movement are all analysed here in explaining this unique period of design.
'Edwardian Civic Buildings and Their Details' has a strong underlying purpose, an attempt to increase appreciation of the subject and so arrest the decay, decline and possible demolition of some important buildings. Richard Fellows shows how the civic qualities most admired in Edwardian architecture were achieved, in order to encourage those engaged in the process of building design and procurement to recapture the spirit, if not the style, of the years around the turn of the century.
Gain an insight into late nineteenth century and early twentieth century British architecture
Learn about the major architectural issues, from the philosophy of urban planning through to detail design
Case studies of town and country halls and public libraries throughout England illustrate the evolution of the civic philosophy