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Pevsner City Guide

Andrew Foyle

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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.

Andrew Foyle is an independent historian. He was previously a local history researcher at Bristol City Museums and Art Gallery.

"beautifully illustrated and packed with historical and architectural info…” - Venue

“Anyone exploring Bristol will benefit from having this book as a companion.”—Peter Dlugiewicz, Architects Journal

“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. . . . The color illustrations interspersed throughout are uniformly excellent. . . . The book is easy to consult, and its compact design makes it eminently portable. For scholars, teachers, and all students of English architecture. Highly recommended.”—Choice

“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)

“If you’re planning to stay living in Bristol or Bath your home should not be without your local Pevsner.”—Venue Magazine

“…beautifully illustrated and packed with historical and architectural info.”—Venue (Days out 2011)
ISBN: 9780300104424
Publication Date: September 10, 2004
336 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
50 b/w + 120 color illus.
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