An architectural guide that encompasses three centuries of metropolitan growth, spanning an area from Georgian St Marylebone and the riverside terraces of Chelsea and Chiswick to Heathrow Airport and the outer fringes of Middlesex. Individual buildings to be explored range from homely medieval churches and farmhouses of once rural Middlesex villages to the stately Victorian cultural institutions. Country mansions - Burlington's Chiswick House, Soane's Pitshanger - still grace the outer areas, while from the last 50 years the selection ranges from art deco factory and cinema to progressive social housing and the late 20th-century business park. This volume also contains introductory sections outlining the historical development of each borough, whilst a general introduction and over 100 photographs provide an architectural overview.
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Bridget Cherry became Pevsner's research assistant in 1968, was series editor from 1971 to 2002, and is coauthor of London 2: South, London 3: North West, and London 4: North.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83) was founding editor of The Pelican History of Art and of The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Bridget Cherry became Pevsner's research assistant in 1968, was series editor from 1971 to 2002, and is coauthor of "London 2: South," "London 3: North West," and "London 4: North," Charles O'Brien has been an editor of the "Pevsner Architectural Guides" since 2002.
"The inheritors of Pevsner have exceeded his achievement with no compromises. This is a great feat of publishing in the best traditions of architectural history." Colin Amery, The Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description United Kingdom: Penguin Uk, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # G-90A
Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140710485