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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incisive and troubling, 4 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Lost Victorian Britain: How the Twentieth Century Destroyed the Nineteenth Century's Architectural Masterpieces (Hardcover)
This is a most valuable look at some of the buildings we lost through neglect, wilful architectural snobbery and modernist ideas, and sadly also wartime damage. The text is angry but informative, the pictures exceedingly well chosen. Strongly recommended to anyone with an interest in our lost heritage.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian zeal!, 11 Feb 2011
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This book was a present for my husband, who has huge admiration for the achievements of Victorian England. He was simply entranced by the quality of the writing and the pictures, but then was saddened by the realisation of what the modern-day vandalism of planning departments had destroyed, merely because it was old.
We are both convinced that anyone with an eye for splendour will thoroughly enjoy this magnificent book and we have no hesitation in awarding five points!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Victorian fan, 11 Feb 2012
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This review is from: Lost Victorian Britain: How the Twentieth Century Destroyed the Nineteenth Century's Architectural Masterpieces (Hardcover)
This is a beautiful book with great photographs of Victorian buildings, demolished in the name of progress. The buildings are from all over the country. I particularly liked the station buildings such as the ticket hall etc at Euston or St Enoch's in Glasgow. I can recommend this book without reservation.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Historical Journey, 14 Jan 2011
This review is from: Lost Victorian Britain: How the Twentieth Century Destroyed the Nineteenth Century's Architectural Masterpieces (Hardcover)
Fantastic book, crammed with information about the lost Victorian Architecture of our country. Amazing photo's. This is a real must for anyone interested in the Victorian Age, or the Gothic Revival.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very good, a beautiful and worthwhile book., 10 Oct 2012
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This is a fine book, well worth owning for anyone involved in historic and civic preservation.

However, this book could be twice the thickness, with many more sites and photographs. Even so, this catalog of sickening and largely unnecessary losses is stuffed with beautiful photographs and information. Again, a very worthwhile book.
Greg Hubbard
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4.0 out of 5 stars A glory of lost architecture, 15 July 2012
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This book makes great value: I got it at 10.71 (delivered) in hardback - worth every penny! It's about A4 size and about half an inch thick; it contains lots of fascinating images of lost Victorian buildings - images date from the Victorian period, right through to fairly recent times. London is the most featured location, but there are examples from all over England and Scotland. There is also quite a lot of narrative provided, which makes for interesting reading. Overall, great value for money, especially if you get it for under 15.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting., 9 April 2014
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Good read and gave insights has to why Britain has lost so much of its architectural history. Well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a book I chose, and wanted to read, 26 Dec 2013
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The book was just as good as I thought it would be when I read about it in The Times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lost Victorian Buildings, 26 Dec 2013
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Thoroughly researched and historically accurate, this account describes the demise of outstanding Victorian buildings resulting from a mistaken philosophy of architectural progress.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating and informative., 20 Dec 2013
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Very interesting and fascinating, although in some respects depressing, because of the great buildings that have been lost to posterity. Some great photographs of the lost buildings.
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