Malta War and Peace

An Architectural Chronicle 1800-2000


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Malta War & Peace: An Architectural Chronicle 1800-2000

This volume traces the evolution of Maltese architecture during the British Colonial and Post-Independence era. It was co-authored with Dr Quentin Hughes with a foreword by Dennis Sharp. Photography is by Daniel Cilia.

“This new book follows logically from the definitive initial publication by Dr Quentin Hughes and Dr Conrad Thake, “Malta: The Baroque Island” which surveyed the buildings from the Mannerist and Baroque periods (1530-1798) which adorn the islands. “Malta: War and Peace” is different and takes up the story of the more recent architectural heritage, bringing its history up to the millenium in the form of a colourful gazetteer. Once again the outstanding photographs taken by Daniel Cilia embellish a publication that documents and does justice to richness of architecture of the post-Renaissance ‘Modern’ period. His pictures build on the entrancing effects of light found on the islands during the summer reflecting in their sharpness and immediacy the warmth of the sun and the profiles of shadow-filled facades.

Thus, the two separate publications can be seen as complementary, bringing heritage history together in a rich and formidable diverse array of examples. They depict an island that one commentator claimed has more buildings and monuments per square kilometres than probably in any other part of Europe! The writer Nigel Dennis – a long-term Malta resident – concurred and wrote in his “Essay on Malta” (1972): “The wonder is that in so small a place, so much remains”. – Dennis Sharp

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Weight 2000 g
Dimensions 32.0 × 25.5 cm
Pages 260
ISBN 99932-7-055-5
Year of publication
Author ,
Language English

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