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Michael Forsyth - Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides) (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

This delightful book is the first comprehensive architectural guide to Bath, England's finest Georgian city.

Full of discoveries and lively descriptions of the city's notable buildings, the book follows in the great tradition of the Pevsner series.

It features superb, specially taken colour illustrations throughout and numerous easy-to-use walking maps. The great set-pieces of Bath-the famous Pump Room, The Circus, Royal Crescent-are embedded in a graceful urban landscape developed by a long succession of gifted local architects.

The city's Roman roots are represented by the remains of its extraordinary baths, its medieval prosperity by the splendid Abbey. Exquisite villas and terraces on the surrounding hills add further variety.

For all who share an interest in the buildings of Bath - from architect to historian, tourist to armchair traveller - this is an irresistible volume.

Details
  • Format : Thick, Slimmer 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
  • Published : 2003 (Yale University Press)
  • ISBN : 9780300101775
  • SKU : B002297
  • PPC : SP800gm
  • RRP : Unknown
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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External Reviews

"First, what this is not: It is not a general tourist guide to Bath. You will need to look elsewhere if you want an account of all the various tourist attractions in the city, of which there are many. Second, what it is: This book is part of the updating of the Pevsner Architectural Guides to Britain series being undertaken as a result of Yale University Press's acquisition of the rights to the series." - Goodreads Review.

'A sorely needed and superbly executed book that satisfies not simply the discerning eye but the imagination too.' - The Georgian.

The Author

Michael Forsyth teaches and researches architecture at the University of Bristol. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on concert hall acoustics, and is a frequent contributor to the Architects' Journal.