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The Sociology of ArchitectureConstructing Identities$
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Paul Jones

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310768

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315930

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Architecture and the Nation: Building an ‘Us’

Architecture and the Nation: Building an ‘Us’

(p.49) 3 Architecture and the Nation: Building an ‘Us’
The Sociology of Architecture
Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the role of states' architecture in the context of nineteenth–century nation building. It focuses on the Victorian architects' quest for an ‘appropriate’ architectural style in which to design public buildings, including the Houses of Parliament. The chapter focuses on the struggles over social and political values manifested in the architectural field during the Victorian period in Britain.

Keywords:   architecture, Victorian architects, Houses of Parliament, social values, political values, Victorian period

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