Twentieth Century Town Halls: Architecture of Democracy

1st Edition

John Gold Stewart

Routledge
February 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages
ISBN 9781138312524 - CAT# K390925

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Summary

This is the first book to examine the development of the Town Hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the Town Hall as a building type, it examines the key themes, variations and lessons which emerged during the twentieth century. This is followed by 20 case studies from around the world which include plans, sections and full colour illustrations. Each of the case studies, examines the town hall's procurement, the selection of its architect, the building design and critically analyses its success and contribution to the type’s development. The case studies include:

Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark, Martin Nyrop

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, Ragnar Ostberg

Hilversum Town Hall, Holland, Willem M Dudok

Walthamstow Town Hall, Britain, Philip Dalton Hepworth

Oslo Town Hall, Norway, Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson

Casa del Fascio, Como, Italy, Guiseppe Terragni

Aarhus Town Hall, Denmark, Arne Jacobsen with Eric Moller

Saynatsalo Town Hall, Finland, Alvar Aalto

Kurashiki Town Hall, Japan, Kenzo Tange

Toronto City Hall, Canada, Viljo Revell

City Hall Boston, USA, Kallmann, McKinnell & Knowles

Dallas City Hall, USA , I M Pei

Mississauga City Hall, Canada, Ed Jones and Michael Kirkland

Borgoricco Town Hall, Italy, Aldo Rossi

Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland, Studio Granda

Valdelaguna Town Hall, Spain - Victor Lopez Cotelo and Carlos Puente Fernandez

The Hague City Hall, Holland, Richard Meier

Iragna Town Hall, Switzerland, Raffaele Cavadini

Murcia City Hall, Spain, Jose Rafael Moneo

London City Hall, Britain, Norman Foster

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