Possibly Brighton due to its nature is allways in a state of constant change so this book is more up to date than the larger Pevsner which includes Brighton and Hove. So many styles in Brighton this book could hardly fail and it does not. Brief history of Brighton, focus on a few key buildings then a series of walks through the city discussing the architecture there and finally University of Sussex at Falmer. Its well done and will help you notice so many things. The book itself has good pictures, is well bound so resists damage and can be put easily in a pocket. Be advised aimed at people with architectural knowledge, its not a general tourist guidebook.
Intelligent and very readable coverage of the architecture of a fascinating place. Attractive photographs of the delightful buildings and locations, but I would have appreciated more examples to go with the text. Some aspects of Hove and its planning are given less coverage than I hopefully anticipated but the treatment of Brighton makes this a book to recommend strongly.
The style is as dry as dust of course, but this pocket size book is densely packed with fascinating facts if you grit your teeth, get your head down and pound through the verbiage that may either be of less interest to you or else utterly baffling to anyone without a post-doctorate in facade rendering materials. For the less architecturally knowledgeable (such as myself) there is also rich entertainment to be had from wandering around Brighton with this volume as your guide to the building you are staring at, and then chancing on a sentence such as "it is as if in Salzburg". For those less familiar with the town or who think the seafront has all the interesting old buildings, this book will show you a trove of under the radar gems.
Tim Bick Author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tim-Bick/e/B0084I9I9O
This revised version of Pesvner's guide gives comprehensive details of the main architectural buildings in Brighton and Hove and will appeal to both visitors and those interested in the City's architecture.