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.
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This is the first major publication on their work and contains a combination of contemporary photography and previously unpublished archival material.
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.
The book examines the historic environment of the Hoo Peninsula landscape and describes how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time have given this landscape and seascape its distinctive character.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Stourport’s canal infrastructure has been a defining element in its development. Stourport’s regeneration depends partly on the protection and presentation of its historic environment and this book celebrates the town’s unique qualities and character.
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.
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.
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.