Talk:Architecture of Birmingham

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20th Century Architecture[edit]

Whilst I agree with the removal of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts from the section on 19th century architecture, I noticed that there were no paragraphs in the article on the period from 1900 to 1945. Surely this is a significant gap in this article as it covers the very late Beaux Arts and the important Art Deco period. The Art Deco period is outside my area of competance, neither do I know Birmingham well enough to be able to identify the key buidings and architects of the 20th century so sadly I am unable to fill this gap, DonBarton 20:25, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes I hated doing it. I've now added a section. Oosoom 20:47, 13 June 2006 (UTC)


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This page does absolutely no justice whatsoever to Birmingham's post-war architecture. It's obviously written with a bias towards older styles of architecture and against modernism, completely ignoring, for instance, the fact that many of central Birmingham's towers, such as the Rotunda or the NatWest Tower, were very successful. Neither of those buildings is even mentioned; nor is the Alpha Tower, the Post and Mail Tower (one of Britain's best Modernist buildings) or the Chamber of Commerce building.

In my view this article is biased and needs to be rewritten to give more coverage to the greatest (in my opinion) period of architectual rebirth any British city has ever gone through - Birmingham 1950-1975. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.108.13.36 (talk)

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New book from The Victorian Society: Birmingham's Victorian Architects[edit]

Seen on their Facebook group:

[The Victorian Society - Birmingham & West Midlands Group] are pleased to announce the launch of our book 'Birmingham's Victorian Architects'. The book launch will be at a day symposium, which will include topics from the book, such as Birmingham’s Victorian schools and its commercial and religious buildings and will feature notable Victorian architects, including W. A. Harvey, W. H. Bidlake and C. E. Bateman.

Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; Andy's edits 21:03, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Out with the New[edit]

There has definitely been a reaction against the anti-Victorianism and concretism of the post war years, which profoundly changed the city. Many of Machin's buildings, for instance, have been and are being demolished, after unsuccessful listing attempts. I have expanded the article to reflect this, in a hopefully non-POV way.Straw Cat (talk) 02:51, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

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