Tells the story of Catholic church architecture in England and Wales. This book demonstrates that many Victorian Catholic churches were masterpieces, that Catholic built churches and chapels of astonishing confidence even in the 18th century, and that in the 20th century Catholic church-builders grasped the architectural opportunities.
Ahrends, Burton and Koralek (ABK) was established in London in 1961 by three young AA graduates, Peter Ahrends, Richard Burton and Paul Koralek. By the 1970s, ABK was known as one of the most creative and versatile of Britain’s younger practices.
This book raises awareness of the wide range and varied character of the historic mills, buildings and canals which constitute the Ancoats townscape. It outlines how the area and its community have evolved over the last two and a half centuries.
Presents something of the historic interest encapsulated in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, and explains how these places came to assume such varied and distinctive forms. This book urges that a town anxious for stability and prosperity in the future must know where it has come from as well as where it is going.
Bridport is the home of an ancient industry, the manufacture of goods from flax and hemp. The local townscapes of this industry are of great historic significance and provide the building blocks for the regeneration of its historic industrial areas.
This book emphasises the importance of institutional and charitable buildings to our understanding of Liverpool’s character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.
This richly illustrated book focuses on the built culture of the labour movement, largely constructed or funded by workers themselves, whose history and background has until now been largely ignored or forgotten.
The Barbican is one of London’s landmarks and Britain’s largest listed building, yet its architects, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon (CPB), are little known today. Little of their archive survives, but detective work has revealed a complex story about three determined characters and a surprising variety of fascinating architecture.
This book looks at the physical manifestations – buildings and structures – of the Cold War in England. Illustrated with contemporary and archive photographs, site and building plans it looks at the buildings within their military and political context.
This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. It ranges from gunpowder manufacture in the late Middle Ages through to 20th-century explosives.
Danson House (1762–66) is one of the finest surviving villas by the architect Robert Taylor (1714–88). This book tells the story of the house, the estate, its owners, and its restoration by English Heritage between 1995 and 2004 after a long period of neglect.
This richly illustrated book takes a refreshing new look at Victorian and Edwardian architecture, examining how mild steel - which superseded cast and wrought iron - was put to use in theatres, hotels, clubs, offices and many other building types.
Egypt in England is the first detailed guide to the use of the Egyptian style in architecture and interiors in England. Fully illustrated, this engaging book is an accessible and practical guide for a general audience, but has enough depth to be useful to scholars in a range of subject areas.
Raises awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium. Summarises the development of schools and looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country
Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change.
This book examines the physical remains of 20th-century war, conflict and ideological struggles within Europe. It considers a wide range of conflict heritage areas and raises questions of ownership, documentation practices and conservation.
Illustrates various aspects of Gateshead’s historic fabric, showing how these combine to give the town a strong sense identity. Offers a plan for informed management of the radical change imminent within the town as it adjusts to the 21st century.
Comprehensively illustrated with many images in colour and supported by an extensive bibliography, this clear and concise text should enable all those interested in the Georgian period to look at the surviving architecture with informed and discerning eyes.
At the beginning of 1999, the European Commission sponsored an international project on aviation's architectural heritage. An international network of expertise on aviation architecture grew out of three international workshops, the proceedings of which are presented here.
A new paperback edition of this critically acclaimed book, which highlights the impact the developments of the 20th century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us.
Hardback edition of this critically acclaimed book, which highlights the impact the developments of the 20th century have had on the landscape and gives us a new angle on the industrial, military, domestic and agricultural influences at work around us.
This comprehensive gazetteer and guide to historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites in Britain and Ireland has been fully revised and updated in this second edition, and celebrates in full colour the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry.
John Madin was the indisputable master of post-war architecture in Birmingham. Lavishly illustrated with images from Madin’s personal archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students, architectural historians and modernist enthusiasts.
Responsible for the creation of Regent Street, Regent’s Park, the Brighton Pavilion and Buckingham Palace, John Nash is universally recognised as one of the most important architects of late 18th-early 19th century Britain. This book brings together recent scholarship, and so brings this most engaging of architects to a new generation.
Catalogue of the Iveagh Bequest collection of paintings, housed at Kenwood House in London. Each work is discussed and illustrated and there are also two introductory essays which provide context for the collection.
Leonard Manasseh was one of the leading British architects of the 1960s, designing private houses and offices as well as major public commissions. Lavishly illustrated with images from Manasseh’s private archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students and enthusiasts for modernism.
This is a valuable and comprehensive addition to the history of London's West End that will appeal to cinema enthusiasts as well as social historians and students of London and of architecture and design.
An examination of Manchester’s textile warehouses. These warehouses provide the distinctive element of Manchester’s streetscape. The book examines their development, use and adaptation and places them in a social and historical context.
Examines Margate’s seaside heritage and looks at its development as a destination for holiday-makers. By examining Margate’s historic identity the book proposes that Margate will be able to successfully renew itself to face future challenges.
McMorran & Whitby are arguably one of the most unsung practices of post-war British architecture. This is the first major publication on their work and contains a combination of contemporary photography and previously unpublished archival material.
Paddington Station in London is one of Britain’s most splendid and historically significant railway termini, and one of the masterpieces of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This second edition is richly illustrated from a wealth of historic sources, in a larger format, and has been updated to include a series of momentous recent developments at Paddington.
Since the 16th century animals have provided an excuse to build fantastical structures; fuelled by British eccentricity and their extravagant love of their pets, remarkable buildings dedicated to animals have risen up all over the British Isles. The book celebrates architecture for animals and is illustrated with full-colour photography throughout.
Religious and cultural diversity within Leeds has led to the building of many fine places of worship. This book traces the architectural response to Leeds’ changing faith communities and looks at the history, uses and adaptation of religious buildings.