British Embassies

British Embassies Their Diplomatic and Architectural History

Hardback (05 Oct 2017) | English

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A unique and glamorous book about British Imperial and post-Imperial architecture and a lively and evocative read for anyone interested in the international projection of British power and culture.

British Embassies have a special role in our history. They represent our country in bricks and stone and have often expressed - at least in the eyes of foreigners - our national character. Whether they are Lutyens buildings in Washington, grand palaces in Europe, beautiful old colonial buildings in Asia, or secure compounds in the Middle East, they all have stories to tell and reveal the changing face of British diplomacy. 

A mixture of history, architectural description, diplomacy and anecdote, this large format picture book covers Residences and embassies in twenty-six countries to provide an authoritative text, accompanied by newly commissioned photography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780711238602
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 725.17
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 351
Weight: 2548g
Height: 261mm
Width: 312mm
Spine width: 34mm