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Newcastle and Gateshead: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides) [Paperback]

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2 Oct 2009 Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides
This book offers a lively and authoritative survey of the buildings of Tyneside, from the medieval castle and cathedral at Newcastle to the spectacular buildings spearheading the renaissance of Gateshead on the river's south bank. Both urban centres are explored in a series of walks, including the magnificent 1830s replanning of Newcastle, comparable in quality and ambition to anything in Georgian Edinburgh or Bath. The famous Tyne bridges also receive detailed treatment, with other historic engineering structures from this consistently rewarding and surprising area. A selection of suburban walks is included, together with excursions to Anglo-Saxon Jarrow, medieval Tynemouth, and the celebrated Angel of the North. The book is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs, maps, and historic views.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (2 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300126646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300126648
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 12 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...details the history and origins of every worthy building and public place...[with a] mass of fascinating details.' --Tony Henderson, The Journal, 21st October 2009

`[A] brilliant guide and a monumental achievement.'
--Mick Henry [Gateshead Council Leader], quoted in The Journal, 21st October 2009

`...[as] sleek as any guide book...this guide is an exhaustive look at a small corner of our country.' --Stav Sherez, Catholic Herald, 15th January 2010

`This expert survey of buildings on Tyneside includes all the architectural highlights of the area.' --The Northumbrian, December/January 2010

`This is a lovely book.'
--Shields Gazette, 11th December 2009

`Written in an informative and unshowy style and beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to both visitors and locals.'
--The Crack, December 2009

About the Author

Grace McCombie is an independent architectural historian and co-author of the Pevsner Architectural Guides' Northumberland volume. She has worked for English Heritage and the University of Newcastle, and has researched the buildings of the area for many years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Pevsner city guide 8 Sep 2010
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Lots of interesting information about Newcastle though a little short on information about Gateshead. However, like all the other editions in this series, this is an excellent guide to the cities, their history and architecture. Great value too.
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This is what I always buy for international visitors visiting Newcastle University to set up collaborative links. A perfect gift for these occasions.
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