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Modernising tradition: the architectural thought of Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960)

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The architect Giles Gilbert Scott (1880 – 1960) designed the red telephone kiosk, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station, and the House of Commons Chamber amongst other major projects. Yet this thesis is the first scholarly study of his work as a theorist and practitioner. Scott’s ideas provide a window into how architects, critics, and clients of his generation thought about architecture, helping us to understand the design of the interwar period in a way that the backward ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Art,Department of
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:26e1aa8c-537c-4830-acfb-63f0852da95e
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ora:9289
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English
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