The Edwardian Period and the Grand Manner Tradition

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


In this inaugural lecture, Alex will provide an overview of civic/state and commercial architecture from about c.1890-c.1920, with an emphasis on the Edwardian years. This is the ‘scene’ that preceded the interwar years. If there is one, relatively consistent quality that characterised civic and commercial architecture at this time it was the so-called ‘grand manner’, which was a term used at the time by the likes of Blomfield, Belcher, and Baker, among others.
Period26 Jan 2023
Held atBritish Architectural Library Trust, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • architecture
  • empire
  • Grand Manner
  • Edwardian Baroque
  • Britain