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LANDMARK: A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 50 BUILDINGS. Anna Keay and Caroline Stanford. Frances Lincoln Ltd, London, 2015. Published in association with Quintessence Editions, London. 286 pp. with 403 ills. (334 col.). 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780711236455 In English.
Publisher's description: This engaging and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust's achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago. From a medieval hall house to the winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize for Architecture, 50 buildings rescued by Landmark from threatened oblivion are presented here that vividly illustrate the history of Britain from 1250 to the present day. Presented in the order in which they were built, the selected buildings include the unusual, the fantastic, the spectacular, the utilitarian and the enchanting, each one offering a fascinating glimpse into the past of the British people. In telling the stories of how the buildings came to be, how they were used and how they were adapted by subsequent generations, this book brings history to life through the evidence in the buildings our ancestors have left behind. Examples include a 15th-century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire, a lighthouse on Lundy and an Italianate railway station. The Landmark Trust's often heroic rescue of each of these buildings is also placed in the context of the Trust's own evolution to date and the history of British conservation practice.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 169590
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