BeschreibungThis comprehensive guide to the buildings of South-West Lancashire treats each city, town, and village in a detailed gazetteer. The great port city of Liverpool dominates, with its cathedrals, mighty commercial buildings and warehouses, and Georgian inner city. Full accounts are also given of the suburbs and industrial towns beyond. But most of the area remains rural, and in this distinctive landscape are found such memorable buildings as Sefton church, Speke Hall, and the Georgian country houses of Knowsley, ancestral seat of the Earls of Derby, and Ince Blundell, with its extraordinary Neoclassical sculpture gallery. Numerous maps and plans, color photographs, indexes, and an illustrated glossary complete this volume.
PortraitRichard Pollard attended Christ's College Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute of Art before becoming secretary of SAVE Britain's Heritage. He contributed to the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Liverpool.
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Untertitel: Liverpool and the Southwest. 'Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England'. 100 b-w + 127 color illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Yale University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 800 Seiten