By Nigel R. Jones
The British terrain is a gold mine for the scholar of structure. Ranging in period from precedent days to the current day―from Stonehenge to the Millennium Dome―this volume's seventy six entries comprise palaces, castles, bridges, church buildings, nation homes, and numerous public constructions and monuments, in addition to such famous positive aspects of British structure and layout as terraced homes, suburban semi-detached homes, and public cellphone kiosks. exact but obtainable to nonspecialist readers, the alphabetical entries additionally supply cross-references and lists of extra info resources in either print and digital codecs. Appendixes record the entries via position, architectural kind, and architect/designer; clarify the defining features of significant British architectural kinds; and talk about the significance of the Crown, peerage, and Parliament in British architectural historical past. along with a close topic index, the amount features a timeline, a basic bibliography, a thesaurus of architectural phrases, and an advent that strains the improvement of British structure from prehistoric and Roman instances to the twenty first century.
Written by means of an affiliate professor of structure at Oklahoma kingdom collage, Architecture of britain, Scotland, and Wales, a part of Greenwood's Reference publications to nationwide Architecture sequence, provides architectural biographies of those nations' most famed and critical structures.
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