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The Resource A wealth of buildings : marking the rhythm of English history, Volume II, 1688-Present, Richard Barras

A wealth of buildings : marking the rhythm of English history, Volume II, 1688-Present, Richard Barras

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A wealth of buildings : marking the rhythm of English history, Volume II, 1688-Present
Title
A wealth of buildings
Title remainder
marking the rhythm of English history
Title number
Volume II
Title part
1688-Present
Statement of responsibility
Richard Barras
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation's history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of buildings that are an expression of cultural hegemony. They are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world. This second volume presents three case studies of iconic building investment from the eighteenth century to the present day. During the eighteenth century the wealth of the great landed estates funded the golden age of country house building by aristocracy and gentry. During the nineteenth century the Industrial Revolution unleashed an unprecedented wave of infrastructure investment and civic building by the ascendant capitalist class. Since the late twentieth century the power of global financial capital has been symbolized by the relentless rise of city centre office towers. A final chapter argues that these different forms of hegemonic building are a physical manifestation of the underlying rhythm of English history
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Barras, R.,
Dewey number
720.942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Architecture
  • Schools of economics
  • Urban economics
Label
A wealth of buildings : marking the rhythm of English history, Volume II, 1688-Present, Richard Barras
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Publication
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Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
6. Landed Supremacy -- 7. Industrial Revolution -- 8. Financial Hegemony -- 9. Hegemonic Building
Control code
ocn971133594
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349949809
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unknown
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-94980-9
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971133594
Label
A wealth of buildings : marking the rhythm of English history, Volume II, 1688-Present, Richard Barras
Publication
Note
Characters with diacritics outside of the ISO 8859-1 character set will be represented without diacritical marks
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
6. Landed Supremacy -- 7. Industrial Revolution -- 8. Financial Hegemony -- 9. Hegemonic Building
Control code
ocn971133594
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349949809
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-94980-9
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971133594

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