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Northumberland (The Buildings of England) Hardcover – 29 Oct 1992


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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Pevsner Architectural Guides; 2nd Revised edition edition (29 Oct 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140710590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140710595
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,727,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Mar 2004
Format: Hardcover
Well done John Grundy et al for a truly excellent new edition of the 'Pevsner Guide' to Northumberland! In lieu of what was (with Cornwall) one of the slimmest, and indeed most dated, of the Buildings of England series, we now have what must surely be one of the best of the entire range. Helped along I'm sure by J G's witty writing, as anyone who has seen one of his TV series would of course expect.
The book will prove invaluable for Northumbrian native and visitor alike. Here you will find all the glories of the county's building heritage laid out before you and explained: the amazing town walls of Berwick, the evocative ruins of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh on its rock, Alnwick and its mighty castle, the Saxon crypt beneath Hexham Abbey, Vanburgh's masterpiece at Seaton Delaval and of course, forerunner of them all, the still-astounding Hadrian's Wall.
However, perhaps the greatest strengths of this title, as with all the books in the Buildings of England series, are the descriptions of the less-well-known, of the remote chapels and bastle houses (and in this most remote of English counties, we are talking completely off the beaten track) or of mediaeval Warkworth, and I suspect many visitors to Tyneside will be astonished to find in Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the cradles of the Industrial Revolution, what is arguably Britain's finest, planned, early 19th century city centre.
All this and more is contained within the pages of this book and, in addition to the usual monochrome illustrations, readers will now find, as in the other new format guides in the series, many more architectural drawings and ground plans than of old, together with some town plans, so useful when undertaking one of Pevsner's famed perambulations.
All in all, can't recommend this book too highly.
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This is Pevsner - you know what that means! This is an indispensable guide to the buildings of Northumberland, if you're interested in architecture.
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An excellent informative guide to one of the most beautiful Counties in England. It is my Homeland much loved and has a wild remoteness near the Borders and beautiful coastal vistas with sandy beaches and numerous fortified castles and houses (Bastles). In these Disputed Lands when there was no offical border beteween England and Scotland for centuries there are 366 such buildings, although many are now in ruins.
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By Louise Tuck on 19 Jan 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was rewally pleased with this item and as it was a gift for someone I was pleased with the delivery. It's an interesting read and worth the price
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Dodds on 28 Feb 2013
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Although the 1957 edition of this book book is interesting as an historical curio, it is not the 1992 edition as ordered.
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