Design Culture in Liverpool, 1880-1914: The Origins of the Liverpool School of Architecture

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Liverpool University Press, 2002 - Architecture - 200 pages
By the 1930s the Liverpool School of Architecture was the most famous British school of architecture in the world, promoting modern architecture and city planning internationally. This book looks at the cultural environment in Liverpool at the turn of the twentieth century which enabled such an important institution to come to fruition. It examines attitudes towards design practice through the work of patrons, practitioners, institutions and theorists in the city, and considers the way their ideas were formed by national and international trends. From a city microcosm of contesting design aesthetics emerged a unique synthesis that was to exert a profound international influence in architectural and planning design.
 

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Introduction
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Christopher Crouch coordinates Higher Degrees by Research in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Australia, and is Professor in the School of Art and Design, Southwest University, Chongqing, China. He is author of Modernism in Art, Design and Architecture andeditor of Subjectivity, Creativity and the Institution, and Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture: Tradition, Modernity and Globalisation.

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