The Pocket Guide to English Architecture (Paperback)
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In this pocket-sized guide, architectural expert Philip Wilkinson takes you on a journey through the English landscape and introduces you to the main styles and their major buildings. Look around you to spot the best of English architecture from high street banks with their Classical style to the great stately homes and cathedrals whose spires once dominated England; and revel in the Victorians' adoption and adaptation of some of the best architectural ideas which they used, not just for churches but civic halls, universities and even train stations. This accessible guide, with its easy-reference factboxes, will highlight some of the best eras, architects and buildings in English Architecture.
Best-selling author, Philip Wilkinson, is renowned for his writings on architecture, amongst other subjects. He has written three books relating to the popular BBC series, Restoration which has helped to raise awareness of British architecture and preserve some of our legacy for future generations. Philip has written over 50 books, including the award-winning Amazing Buildings and A Celebration of Customs and Rituals which has been endorsed by the UN. For more information, see Philip's blog at http://englishbuildings.blogspot.com.