The Council House Nottingham: A Review of the Council House & Exchnage Buildings
Nottingham Not noted. 1929
Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. Small tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. All the subject matter is particularly strong on architecture and the main collection of his work is held at Liverpool Maritime Museum and Archives.