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This is the first full-length account of the design and building of the County Hall, begun in 1907, and only completed in 1974. It includes an detailed description of the competition, and the construction of this important municipal building, designed to house the London County Council, London's first single local authority since medieval times. It was projected at the height of Beaux Art influence in this country, an influence reflected in its interiors, but the extensions over half a century echo both changes in architectural styles and in society's perception of the changing role of London's major local authority. The building was designed by the young and relatively unknown Ralph Knott, though a number of important architects advised on the building including Richard Norman Shaw and Giles Gilbert Scott, but any outside architect had always to deal with the influential architect to the LCC and his department. The photographs specially taken for this book, show the imposing interiors on the Principal Floor and some more obscure corners of this building which has dominated London's riverside for 70 years.
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Book Description The Athlone Press, London, 1991. Cloth, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This volume discusses the history and architecture of the splendid Edwardian building, designed by Ralph Knott, which served the County of London for sixty years as an Hotel de Ville. xviii, 151pp illustrated in black and white plus 48 monotone photographiv plates. The inside of the dust jacket contains a map of the London area which acts as a key to the entire series of 'Survey of London' volumes published todate, in both the 'Parish Volume' and the 'Monograph' series Size: 290x230mm. Seller Inventory # 23587sG8
Book Description Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. 151pp with 48 plates at the rear. Fold out site plan, elevations and sections. Beautiful book. Seller Inventory # 005370
Book Description Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. 151pp with 48 plates at the rear. Fold out site plan, elevations and sections. Beautiful book. Seller Inventory # 005371
Book Description The Athlone Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition Fine copy in Fine DJ. Internally very clean - no inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 0057
Book Description Continuum International Publishi, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. WE ARE PROCESSING ORDERS AS NORMAL DURING THIS VIRUS EPIDEMIC, ALL ITEMS ARE SENT BY ROYAL MAIL. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS OR EURO BY BANK TRANSFER. Seller Inventory # mon0000679458
Book Description Condition: Collectible; Very Good. 1991 Athlone Press HARDBACK, no dj (as issued?). Bumped corner, else VG unused x-library copy with 1 or 2 internal marks, no library pocket, no external marks. FOLD-OUT PLATES, etc. (B). Seller Inventory # 0725L294061
Book Description Athlone Press, London, 1991. Cloth. First edition. Very fine copy in very fine dustwrapper, illustrated in black & white with 48 pp of photographs, numerous plans and drawing in text including 1 six page gatefold, 1 three page and 1 two page. Quarto, 151 pp plus plates. Seller Inventory # 16953
Book Description Athlone Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # c44192