Coventry Cathedral: Art and Architecture in Post-War Britain

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CONTENTS
List of Colour Platesix
List of Black and White Platesxi
Abbreviationsxix
Introduction1
Part I. Architecture and Politics
1. The Cathedral and the City: The Blitz, Civic Ideology, and Reconstruction7
2. The Cathedral Project 1940-194722
3. 'Towards a New Cathedral'?37
Part II. The Creative Process
4. Modernism and Tradition: The Genesis of Spence's Competition Design71
5. The Competition Design Refined, 1951-195481
6. The Architect and the Artist102
Part III. Design into Building
7. The Licence to Build, 1954133
8. The Turning-Point, 1954-1956141
9. The Design Recast, 1956-1958148
Part IV. Form and Function
10. The Modern Church195
11. Provost and Architect206
12. The Cathedral Completed, 1960-1962216
13. The Cathedral and the Post-War World: Austerity and Triumphalism243
Conclusion254
Appendix: Donations276
Bibliography278
Index283

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Color Plates ix
  • LIST OF BLACK AND WHITE PLATES xi
  • Abbreviations xix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I. Architecture and Politics 5
  • 1 The Cathedral and the City: The Blitz, Civic Ideology And Reconstruction 7
  • 2 The Cathedral Project 1940-1947 22
  • 3 'towards a New Cathedral'? 37
  • Part II. The Creative Process 69
  • 4 Modernism and Tradition: The Genesis of Spence's Competition Design 71
  • 5 The Competition Design Refined, 1951-1954 81
  • 6 The Architect and the Artist 102
  • Part III. Design into Building 131
  • 7 The Licence to Build, 1954 133
  • 8 The Turning-Point, 1954-1956 141
  • 9 The Design Recast, 1956-1958 148
  • Pa IV. For and Function 193
  • 10 The Modern Church 195
  • 11 Provost and Architect 206
  • 12 The Cathedral Completed, 1960-1962 216
  • 13 The Cathedral and the Post-War World: Austerity and Triumphalism 243
  • Conclusion 254
  • APPENDIX: DONATIONS 276
  • Bibliography 278
  • Index 283
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