Edwardian Civic Buildings and Their Details

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Architectural Press, 1999 - Architecture - 129 pages
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

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About the author (1999)

Richard Fellows is an Associate Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Aston and has worked as a quantity surveyor for several major contractors. He has a PhD from the University of Reading, was co-ordinator for research in construction management for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK and has extensive experience in research and teaching in many countries.

Anita Liu graduated from the university of Reading and returned to Hong Kong to work in industry, quantity surveying consultancy and for the Hong Kong government. She has carried out many research projects and gained her PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She is currently an Associate Professor in construction project management in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong.

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