The latest volume in the Buildings of Wales series provides a fascinating account of the many fine buildings in Gwent/Monmouthshire, from the stunning medieval castles of Chepstow and Raglan, the evocative ruins of Tintern Abbey and the lonely beauty of Llanthony Priory to the most exciting twentieth century architecture anywhere in Wales. As with all Pevsner Architectural Guides attention is given to numerous fine parish churches and country houses. A special strength of this Welsh volume is the exploration of Gwent's s distinctive legacy of great castles, vernacular buildings, industrial sites and Victorian chapels.
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"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, Times Literary Supplement )REVIEW: "The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.About the Author:
John Newman is Advisory Editor of The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales series and teaches the history of architecture at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
He is the author of the recent Buildings of Wales volume on Glamorgan, andof West Kent and the Weald, North East and East Kent and co-author of Dorset, in the Buildings of England series.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, London, 2000. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. B/w Photographs and Maps (illustrator). First Edition. There is a one inch and a half inch light brown mark to right edge of page facing inside front board, this occurs again to the outer edge page block to right edge towards the bottom part; remainder of inside is very good. Dust jacket almost as new. With contributions by Frances Lynch, William Manning and Stephen Hughes. Founding editor Nikolaus Pevsner. POSTAGE OVERSEAS is by AIR and where extra is needed this is requested. Broadleaf Books is a second hand bookshop in Abergavenny, South Wales. Enquiries and visits are very welcome. local Size: 8.5 x 4.5". Bookseller Inventory # 00187115
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A better than very good hardback copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Bookseller Inventory # 076834