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Landmark. A History of Britain in 50 Buildings

£22.99

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This engaging and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust's achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago. From a medieval hall house to the winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize for Architecture, 50 buildings rescued by Landmark from threatened oblivion are presented here that vividly illustrate the history of Britain from 1250 to the present day.Presented in the order in which they were built, the selected buildings include the unusual, the fantastic, the spectacular, the utilitarian and the enchanting, each one offering a fascinating glimpse into the past of the British people. In telling the stories of how the buildings came to be, how they were used and how they were adapted by subsequent generations, this book brings history to life through the evidence in the buildings our ancestors have left behind. Examples include a 15th-century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire, a lighthouse on Lundy and an Italianate railway station. The Landmark Trust's often heroic rescue of each of these buildings is also placed in the context of the Trust's own evolution to date and the history of British conservation practice.For everyone interested in British history or architecture, this enthralling book will bring fresh insights into both; for everyone interested in buildings conservation, the book will provide an insight into the unique national treasure that is the Landmark Trust.
This copy is near Fine, with a slight bump to the bottom of the boards. The dustwrapper is clipped on the inner bottom edge.

Item details

Author(s):
Anna Keay, Caroline Stafford
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
29 x 25 2.7cm
Edition:
1st (2015)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0711236453
ISBN-13:
9780711236455
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Title:
Landmark A History of Britain in 50 Pictures

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This engaging and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust's achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago. From a medieval hall house to the winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize for Architecture, 50 buildings rescued by Landmark from threatened oblivion are presented here that vividly illustrate the history of Britain from 1250 to the present day.Presented in the order in which they were built, the selected buildings include the unusual, the fantastic, the spectacular, the utilitarian and the enchanting, each one offering a fascinating glimpse into the past of the British people. In telling the stories of how the buildings came to be, how they were used and how they were adapted by subsequent generations, this book brings history to life through the evidence in the buildings our ancestors have left behind. Examples include a 15th-century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire, a lighthouse on Lundy and an Italianate railway station. The Landmark Trust's often heroic rescue of each of these buildings is also placed in the context of the Trust's own evolution to date and the history of British conservation practice.For everyone interested in British history or architecture, this enthralling book will bring fresh insights into both; for everyone interested in buildings conservation, the book will provide an insight into the unique national treasure that is the Landmark Trust.
This copy is near Fine, with a slight bump to the bottom of the boards. The dustwrapper is clipped on the inner bottom edge.

Author(s):
Anna Keay, Caroline Stafford
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
29 x 25 2.7cm
Edition:
1st (2015)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0711236453
ISBN-13:
9780711236455
Number of pages:
288
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Title:
Landmark A History of Britain in 50 Pictures

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