A lively, authoritative, and practical guide to the buildings of a city which in 2008 will be European Capital of Culture. For two hundred years Liverpool was one of the most prosperous towns in Britain, and one of the greatest ports in the world.
Economic success is reflected in a wealth of late Georgian housing, extravagant Victorian and Edwardian offices, proud civic buildings, suburban parks, churches, and the unique architecture and rengineering of the docks. A frenzy of demolition and rebuilding in the 1960's was followed by a long decline, now giving way to a construction boom. All of these aspects of Liverpool are covered in this essential book.
This book is designed as a practical guide for exploring the buildings of Liverpool and its inner suburbs. It is based on the Liverpool section of Nikolaus Pevsner's South Lancashire, published in 1969. Author Joseph Sharples is an architectural historian at the University of Liverpool.
Format: 332 pages, paperback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 119 x 215 x 24mm