Catalogue


Bristol /
Andrew Foyle ; with contributions by Bridget Cherry.
imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004.
description
xii, 324 p. : col. ill.
ISBN
0300104421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004.
isbn
0300104421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Major buildings -- City churches -- Central area walks -- Outer area walks -- Excursions.
general note
Based on: North Somerset and Bristol / Nikolaus Pevsner. 1958.
catalogue key
5298416
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2005-02-01:
Bristol may not have the obvious appeal of a Georgian Bath or a Victorian Liverpool, but as this latest volume in the esteemed Pevsner Architectural Guides series amply demonstrates, it is a city with a rich and varied building history. Bristol historian Foyle, with the assistance of Pevsner Series veteran Cherry, presents a highly comprehensive survey of the city's architecture. It is written with the kind of discerning authority that makes the reader take a hard look at a building's distinguishing characteristics, be it the Bristol Cathedral's lierne-vaulted choir, the "barren pylons" of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or the "mock hammerbeam roof" of Temple Meads Station. The color illustrations interspersed throughout are uniformly excellent, as are the many maps that not only mark structures but plot suggested pedestrian walks. A "further reading" section serves as bibliography and is supplemented by an illustrated glossary and comprehensive index. Despite text headings in an anemic light blue typeface, the book is easy to consult, and its compact design makes it eminently portable. For scholars, teachers, and all students of English architecture. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. W. S. Rodner Tidewater Community College
Reviews
Review Quotes
"If you value your heritage, don't wait until Christmas comes around: go out and buy one . . . now."The Bristol Evening Post
"Of all the new Pevsner guides I have picked up, none has been so immediately enticing as David Foyle's new volume on Bristol." M.B , The Times (Business)
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Summaries
Short Annotation
This comprehensive guide to the architecture of the center of the City of Bristol encompasses all the significant buildings of the area: the cathedrals; key civic buildings; medieval, Georgian, and Victorian churches; commercial and industrial buildings; the university precinct; and the topography of the port.
Main Description
This comprehensive guide to the architecture of the center of the City of Bristol encompasses all the significant buildings of the area: the cathedrals; key civic buildings; medieval, Georgian, and Victorian churches; commercial and industrial buildings; the university precinct; and the topography of the port. The book also covers the inner suburbs, including Clifton, Kingsdown, St Pauls, St Philips, Bedminster, and Hotwells. Short excursions provide a sample of the riches of five surrounding areas, Kingsweston House, Blaise Castle and hamlet, Tyntesfield, Arnos Vale, and Ashton Court Mansion. Throughout the book, significant new research findings are incorporated to illuminate the full range and variety of Bristol's architecture.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Bristol was for many years England's second port, after London, & architecturally it remains one of the richest cities in the country. This guide covers all notable buildings, from medieval survivals to Georgian terraces & buildings of the 20th century.
Table of Contents
Major buildingsp. 49
City churchesp. 91
City centrep. 113
The inner cityp. 153
Outer areasp. 207
Excursionsp. 281
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