New Book | Neo-Georgian Architecture, 1880–1970

Posted in books by Editor on September 12, 2016

Distributed in North America by The University of Chicago Press:

Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar, eds., Neo-Georgian Architecture, 1880–1970 (London: Historic England, 2016), 256 pages, ISBN: 978-1848022355, $100.

9781848022355Neo-Georgian design, which began with a revival of the Georgian ideals of symmetry and classical proportion in the late nineteenth century, has exerted a powerful and enduring influence on English-language cultures around the world. Neo-Georgian Architecture, 1880–1970 assesses the impact of this movement through a consideration of the buildings, objects, institutions, and actors involved, contending that Neo-Georgianism was not simply another dying gasp of Revivalism but a complex assertion of national image and identity with a complicated, and at times fraught, relationship to modernism.

Julian Holder is Lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture department at the University of Salford. Elizabeth McKellar is Professor of Architectural and Design History at the Open University.

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Notes on Contributors
Foreword by Louise Campbell

1  Introduction: Reappraising the Neo-Georgian, Julian Holder and Elizabeth McKellar

I: Origins of the Neo-Georgian
2  Quality in Quality Street: Neo-Georgian and Its Place in Architectural History, Alan Powers
3  The Call to Order: Neo-Georgian and the Liverpool School of Architecture, Peter Richmond
4  Georgian London before Georgian London: Beresford Chancellor Rasmussen and ‘The true and sad story of the Regent’s Street’, Elizabeth McKellar

II: Developing the Neo-Georgian Language
5  Edwin Lutyens: Wrenaissance to Neo-Georgian, Margaret Richardson
6  Emanuel Vincent Harris: Civic, Civil and Sane, Julian Holder and Nick Holmes
7  Giles Gilbert Scott and Classical Architecture, Gavin Stamp
8  C. H. James: Neo-Georgian: From the Small House to the Town Hall, Nick Chapple

III: Establishing a New Tradition: Typologies of the Neo-Georgian
9  Banker’s Georgian, Neil Burton
10 A State of Approval: Neo-Georgian Architecture and His Majesty’s Office of Works, 1914–1939, Julian Holder
11 Neo-Georgian: The Other Style in Britain’s 20th-century University Architecture?, William Whyte

IV: Neo-Georgian: A Prelude to Modernism?
12 ‘Modern Swedish Rococo’: The Neo-Georgian Interior in Britain, c. 1920–1945, Clare Taylor
13 ‘A Live Universal Language’: The Georgian as Motif in interwar English Architectural Modernism, Elizabeth Darling

V: Global Neo-Georgian
14 The Neo-Georgian in New Zealand, 1918– 1939: Architectural Revivalism at the End of Empire, Ian Lochhead
15 ‘Phony Coloney’: The Reception of the Georgian and the Construction of 20th-Century America, Stephen Hague


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