Edwardian Baroque architecture
The term Edwardian Baroque refers to the
Neo-Baroquearchitectural style of many public buildings built in the British Empireduring the reign of Edward VII (1901–1910).
The characteristic features of the Edwardian Baroque style were drawn from two main sources: the architecture of France in the 18th century and that of Sir
Christopher Wrenin Englandin the 17th. Some of the architecture that borrowed more heavily from the English Baroquearchitects was known by the term Wrenaissance. This period of British architectural history is considered a particularly backward-looking one, being as it is contemporary with Art Nouveau.
Typical details of Edwardian Baroque architecture include heavily rusticated basements, sometimes pierced by round arches (derived from French models);
mansardroofs; a profusion of dormerwindows; colonnadesof (sometimes paired) columns in the Ionic orderand domes modelled closely on Wren's for the Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Some Edwardian buildings derive their details from different sources, such as the Dutch gables of Norman Shaw's Piccadilly Hotel in Londonor the influence of the contemporary Grand Palaisin Parison Cardiff City Hall by the architects Lanchester, Stewart and Rickards.
Notable Edwardian Baroque buildings
Admiralty Arch, London
Auckland Ferry Terminal, Auckland, New Zealand
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster
Belfast City Hall
* Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), London
Country Life Offices(designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens)
County Hall, London
* Deptford Public Library [ http://www.arthouse.dircon.co.uk/Arthouse/Arthouse%20NEW%20website/history.html ]
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia
* General Post Office,
Auckland, New Zealand
Lands Administration Building, Brisbane, Australia
* Law Courts, City Hall and University College,
Cathays Park, Cardiff
Midland Bankbuilding in Piccadilly(designed by Sir Edwin Lutyensin 1922).
Nottingham railway stationBuilt 1901 - 1903, Opened to the public 1904.
Piccadilly Hotel, London
Port of Liverpool Building, Liverpool
Sinclair Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Stockport Town Hall
War Office, London
Westminster Central Hall, London
Woolwich Town Hall
* The Library Building, Stafford
* [http://www.scotcities.com/carnegie/baroque.htm Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Libraries in Glasgow, Scotland]
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