The Architecture of "Greater Britain": Style and Empire, c.1885-1915

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


his lecture will consider the role architecture played in responding to perceived notions of British decline in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Alex Bremmer. It will focus in particular on the so-called Edwardian Baroque movement and its relationship to the idea of ‘Greater Britain’. The Edwardian Baroque intersected in many different ways with contemporary societal concerns, including the economy, technology, politics, identity, language, nationhood, and empire.
Period13 Mar 2024
Held atThe Victorian Society, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • architecture
  • colonialism
  • empire
  • British empire
  • identity
  • geopolitics
  • style
  • race
  • masculinity