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Architecture and the "special relationship": the American influence on British architecture since 1945
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London : Routledge, 2007
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9780419209102
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With particular reference to the field of architecture, this text examines the economic and political consequences for Britain of the post-war Anglo-American 'special relationship', providing detailed studies of key buildings and urban planning initiatives, blended with a wider theoretical analysis of socio-economic and cultural developments. By looking at the effects on a highly developed Western country of a more powerful ally on which it was becoming increasingly dependent, the book critically revisits the usual themes of post-colonial studies, making this a thought-provoking and innovative analysis.


Author Notes

Murray Fraser is a qualified architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster.

Joe Kerr is Head of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Over There
2 London and the 'American Invasion'
3 The City, the Car and the Dwelling
4 Centres of Commerce
5 The Right Stuff
6 High-Tech Dreams
7 Culture and Monumentality
8 The Big Bang