- 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,390,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Northumberland (The Buildings of England) Hardcover – 29 Oct 1992
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very useful asset to my recent visit to Northumberland. excellent as new condition.Published 20 months ago by tdk cd/dvd marker pens
Although the 1957 edition of this book book is interesting as an historical curio, it is not the 1992 edition as ordered.Published on 28 Feb. 2013 by D. Dodds