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.
Famous for pursuing the intellectual and architectural toughness of the New Brutalism with the humanity and warmth of the Scandinavian tradition, Maguire & Murray completely rethought the design of churches and reinvented the typology of student accommodation. The book is richly illustrated with drawings from the office archive and new photographs.
Comprehensive account of the outstanding work of Ryder and Yates. Structured by building type the book reveals the principles of design particular to their architectural practice. Illustrated with images from the Ryder and Yates archive.
Stephen Dykes Bower (1902-1993) was unique among twentieth century British architects as a sincere practitioner of Gothic design during the post-war period. This book has been commissioned as part of a series of books on Twentieth Century Architects by RIBA Publishing, English Heritage and The Twentieth Century Society.
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.
Presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. This survey included examination of modern and historic aerial photographs.
This major new book traces the architectural and engineering works in the Royal Navy’s shore bases at home and overseas and the politics and technologies that shaped them. Copiously illustrated with maps, plans and photographs, this important and lively work will appeal to naval historians, industrial archaeologists and students of British history.
Examines the building and structures which resulted from the Great Western Railway’s development of Swindon Works and traces the architectural history of the engineering works and the associated railway village.
This book provides a wide-reaching analysis of historical context, an account of the origins and development of each of the industries, an interpretation of the distinctive features of the buildings, a clarification of the historical importance of South West textile mills and clear statements on the benefits of their conservation.
Sharpe, Paley and Austin was one of England’s greatest Victorian architectural practices. The book is richly illustrated and explores not only the firm’s buildings but also a fascinating web of family and professional interconnections. This will appeal to architectural historians, students of the architecture and social historians.
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.
Bedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers from 1890-1930, a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism. Complemented with an informative introduction and captions by the author, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in photography, architecture and social history.
An examination of the urban development of Bristol - a town which for much of its history was second only to London in size and importance. This study uses documentary and physical evidence to reconstruct the fabric of a city and the social character of its different parts.
The first book to reveal the hidden history and explore the architecture, technology and sociology of the Victorian Turkish Bath in the British Isles and beyond. With almost 500 illustrations, a full bibliography, and an illustrated glossary, the book examines all aspects of the baths.
The architect-engineer Wells Wintemute Coates (1895-1958, as a designer of products, interiors and buildings, developed a new formal and spatial language of design which worked to shape and influence the path British modernism would take both during the 1930s and after the war.