Temples of Mammon

Temples of Mammon : Architecture of Banking

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This historical study traces the architectural styles of UK banks from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how architects adopted ideas from Venice and Elizabethan Britain to give banking buildings respectability and continuity. The author describes the evolution of design through neo-Tudor, the Gothic revival, neo-Classical and neo-Georgian styles, and provides a full catalogue of the most significant bank buildings mentioned in the text. Concluding the book, the author predicts future trends of banking design, explaining how the call for customer friendliness and the arrival of new technology have made their own impact on architectural styles.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 75 illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0748601988
  • 9780748601981

Table of contents

Descent of banks; the era of private banking; from Fleet Street to Corn Street - the impact of joint-stock banking; the early savings banks; high Victorian confidence and experimentation; tradition in disarray; prestige gained, lost and coveted.
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