The Battle of the Styles: George Gilbert Scott and the FCO

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This title explores the controversy surrounding the design of the new Foreign Office in London during Britain's Imperial heyday. In 1855 it was decided to build a new block of government offices in London, starting with the Foreign and War Offices. The government offices competition came at what was probably - looking back on it - the zenith of Britain's confidence as a nation and international power. One would expect the mid-Victorians to have felt, firstly, pride in their current national situation; and secondly, the urge ...

The Battle of the Styles: George Gilbert Scott and the FCO 2011, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441167392

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