Yorkshire

The North Riding

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096651

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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This text asserts that a stroke should be thought of as a syndrome, or collection of disease processes, rather than a single disease. Strokes are characterized by restriction of blood flow to the brain and are responsible for imposing a very significant burden on healthcare systems, accounting for more than four million deaths per year. They can be directly linked to the majority of adult neurological disability and they contribute to vascular dementia, the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's Disease. Despite its importance on a population basis, research into the genetics of strokes has lagged behind many other disorders; however, the situation is changing and there is now growing evidence that genetic factors are important in the stroke risk, often acting via interactions with conventional risk factors.

Yorkshire

The West Riding

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Enid Radcliffe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780140710175

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 652

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Lancashire: Liverpool and the Southwest

Author: Richard Pollard,Nikolaus Pevsner,Joseph Sharples

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109108

Category: Architecture

Page: 745

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This book is based on sections of Nikolaus Pevsner's 'South Lancashire' and 'North Lancashire', both published in 1969"--acknowledgements.

Warwickshire

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Alexandra Wedgwood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096798

Category: Architecture

Page: 532

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This work shows that Warwickshire's buildings generally reflect a comfortable feel. Stratford-on-Avon is an excellent place to see the buildings of a late medieval and Georgian country town. The medieval fortresses of Warwick and Kenilworth Castles are among the leading exemplars of their type.

Oxfordshire

North and West

Author: Alan Brooks,Jennifer Sherwood

Publisher: Pevsner Architectural Guides

ISBN: 9780300209303

Category: Architecture

Page: 800

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This volume is a fully expanded and revised architectural guide to the greater part of Oxfordshire, based on Jennifer Sherwood s 1970s account, full of new information and with specially commissioned photography.The vernacular architecture of the villages and farms is well represented here, as well as notable town architecture and the medieval parish churches for which the area is well known. Oxfordshire is also a county of great houses, from the romantic medieval ruins of Minster Lovell to the late flowering of Lutyens s 1930s Middleton Park; the grandest, however, is Blenheim Palace, the Baroque masterpiece designed by John Vanbrugh (1664 1726). "

Dorset

Author: John Newman,Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300095982

Category: Architecture

Page: 554

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This work covers the architecture of Dorset. Dorset provides many pleasures in ecclesiastical buildings, from the Norman arches of Wimborne Minster, the Early English solemnity of Milton Abbey, to the splendour of Sherborne and the monuments and furnishings of numerous smaller buildings.

Yorkshire

York and the East Riding

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,David Neave

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300095937

Category: Architecture

Page: 832

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This volume sheds light on the pride of the region - the great medieval churches of York Minster, the Minster and St Mary at Beverley, and Holy Trinity at Hull, but also on less well known architectural pleasures of town and county.

Derbyshire

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Elizabeth Williamson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780140710083

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 409

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The Derbyshire Peak District makes a dramatic setting for some of England's finest buildings: the rambling medieval Haddon Hall, the great ducal seat and park at Chatsworth, and the amazing late Georgian mills at Cromford and Calver. Hardwick, Kedleston and Bolsover add to the register of great country houses, while the architecture of the high spa towns, Matlock and Buxton, creates its own special atmosphere. Less well known are Derby itself, with its Georgian cathedral, and the gentler country to the south, where Repton and Melbourne preserve unusually eloquent Anglo-Saxon and Norman church buildings.

Herefordshire

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780140710250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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'Not a mile visually unrewarding or painful' Pevsner wrote of this attractive rolling county on the borders of Wales, studded with red sandstone churches and appealing villages of timber-framed and brick houses. There is a rich medieval legacy, from tiny country churches with the distinctive wiry Norman sculpture of the 'Herefordshire school', to the inventive Gothic of Abbey Dore and Hereford Cathedral. Later highlights include endearing oddities such as the icing-sugar Gothic of the eighteenth century church at Shobdon, and Robert Smirke's grandiose neo-Norman Eastnor Castle.

Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings

Architecture and Asceticism in Medieval India

Author: Tamara I. Sears

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300198442

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

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The first major study of the Hindu monastery, a highly complex architectural form in the heart of the Indian subcontinent.

Cambridgeshire

Author: Simon Bradley,Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300205961

Category: Architecture

Page: 800

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This is the essential companion to the architecture of Cambridgeshire, fully revised for the first time in sixty years. Half of the book is devoted to the famous University city, with its astonishingly rich and varied inheritance of college buildings. Cambridge is also the place to see post-war architecture at its most bold and inventive, both for the colleges and for the expanding University. A matching combination of boldness and innovation may be found at Ely Cathedral, one of the greatest achievements of English medieval architecture. By comparison, the rest of the county remains surprisingly little known. Its largely unspoiled landscapes vary from the flat fen country of the north to the rolling chalk uplands of the south and east; its architecture encompasses rewarding village churches, distinctive vernacular building in timber, stone and brick, the former monastic sites at Denny and Anglesey, and the magnificent aristocratic seat of Wimpole Hall.

Religion and Place in Leeds

Author: John Minnis,Trevor Mitchell

Publisher: Historic England

ISBN: 184802309X

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Religious and cultural diversity has been a key feature of the city of Leeds for almost 200 years and has resulted in the building of many fine churches, chapels and synagogues; these are now joined by mosques, gurdwaras and a mandir. Tracing the architectural response to the changing conditions of the inner city and suburbs, this book examines the buildings associated with the groups of newcomers to Leeds, thus charting a great change in the city's religious life. It is suggested that both the brand-new purpose-built places of worship and the way in which existing buildings have been adapted also reveal significant continuities with how Christian groups expanded in the 19th century. The alterations made to Leeds' churches to adapt them to changing liturgical requirements and to the pastoral and social requirements of the present day are discussed. The context of the architectural expression of faith in Leeds in the 20th and early 21st centuries will also assist those concerned with the conservation of places of worship.

Shropshire

Author: John Newman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300120837

Category: Architecture

Page: 787

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This fully-illustrated guide to Shropshire treats each city, town, and village in a detailed gazetteer and includes a variety of helpful maps, plans, and indexes along with an illustrated glossary. The book is an invaluable reference work on the appealing and unspoiled county of Shropshire, where many historic towns, including Shrewsbury and Ludlow, are especially plentiful in Georgian and timber-framed buildings. Shropshire boasts the Cistercian abbey of Buildwas and many important country houses, including the 13th-century fortified mansions at Acton Burnell and Stokesay; John Nash's Italianate villa at Cronkhill; and Norman Shaw's splendid Late Victorian mansion at Adcote. Shropshire is also home to numerous prehistoric hill-forts and the Roman town at Wroxeter as well as Coalbrookdale’s spectacular bridge, the first in the world to be built of iron. The unspoiled county of Shropshire is among the most appealing in England for lovers of architecture. The county's many historic towns, of which Shrewsbury and Ludlow are the largest, are especially plentiful in Georgian and timber-framed buildings. Shropshire's villages, intriguingly varied in plan and building materials, reflect the diverse landscape of plains, hills and moorland and the rich and complex underlying geology. The Cistercian abbey of Buildwas is the finest of several notable monastic ruins, and outstanding medieval parish churches and castles are also numerous. Many of the country houses have a central place in the story of English architecture: the fortified mansions at Acton Burnell and Stokesay, thirteenth-century design at its most sophisticated; the vigorous Baroque houses of John Prince and Francis Smith; John Nash's Italianate villa at Cronkhill, looking like something in a Claude painting; Norman Shaw's splendid Late Victorian mansion at Adcote. Shropshire is also unrivalled for its early industrial remains, including the spectacular bridge at Coalbrookdale, the first in the world to be built of iron. More ancient cultures are represented by the numerous prehistoric hill-forts and the celebrated Roman town at Wroxeter. Each city, town or village is treated in a detailed gazetteer. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous maps and plans, over a hundred new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both reference work and guide.

Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen

Author: Joseph Sharples,David W. Walker,Jane Geddes,Matthew Woodworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300215557

Category: Aberdeen (Scotland)

Page: 800

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The second of two books exploring the buildings of the north-east of Scotland, this volume surveys Aberdeen the nation s third-largest city and the southern area of Aberdeenshire, including the former county of Kincardineshire. Among Aberdeen s architectural highlights are the great medieval cathedral and burgh church of St Nicholas, the buildings of King s College, and magnificent civic, commercial and domestic buildings of the Victorian and Edwardian age. In addition, the book showcases not only Aberdeenshire s greatest houses and castles including Crathes, Craigievar and Balmoral, the royal family s Scottish estate, but also buildings and monuments as varied in scale and type as prehistoric hillforts, Georgian town houses, rural churches, fishing lodges and textile mills. Both volumes are comprehensively illustrated with specially commissioned colour photography. "

Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire

Author: Rob Close,Frank Arneil Walker,John Gifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300215588

Category:

Page: 800

View: 1987

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Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire are among the least-known counties in Scotland, but no other area can lay claim to their astounding diversity of character. Though situated close to Glasgow's bustle, Lanarkshire's deeply rural villages contain troves of cottages and churches; the county is also dotted with the former steel and iron towns of the Lanarkshire coal fields, which supported a profitable mining industry from the mid-18th until the early 20th century. To Lanarkshire's west, Renfrewshire boasts the medieval center of Paisley, and the great port of Greenock along the River Clyde. Featuring new photography and the clear and careful exposition that are hallmarks of this acclaimed series, this book will be the fifteenth and final volume in the Buildings of Scotland.

Pevsner's Architectural Glossary

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Pevsner Architectural Guides: Introductions

ISBN: 9780300223682

Category:

Page: 144

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With even more entries and more vocabulary words, this second edition of Pevsner's Architectural Glossary covers the complete range of technical terms used in the storied guides. Pevsner's famous designations E. E. and Perp. are among the terms clearly explained in this informative glossary drawn from the vocabulary of the Buildings of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland volumes. Anyone who has wondered how a headstop relates to a hoodmould or what a squich looks like will find their understanding and enjoyment of architecture enhanced by knowledge of its components, styles, and ornament. This clear and practical primer to looking at all the elements of buildings will enliven any architectural exploration.

England's Schools 1962-88

A Thematic Study

Author: Geraint Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848023642

Category:

Page: 424

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This thematic study of later-twentieth-century school buildings was commissioned by English Heritage’s Schools Working Group. Post-war demand for places encouraged local authorities to think in terms of programmes of schools rather than one-offs. To this end, prefabricated systems of construction were organised into school building ‘consortia’, but from c.1973 ceded to ‘rationalised traditional’ construction, usually in brick. Falling pupil numbers and cuts in public expenditure made the last quarter of the twentieth century an era of contraction, rationalisation and rehabilitation of building stock. Prescient themes of the 1980s include energy conservation, more enclosed plans and the introduction of market forces. Primary school design facilitated informal, ‘child-centred’ learning in various ways. A variety of group sizes and activities was encouraged by the sharing and inter-connection of teaching space. The 1963 ‘Newsom report’ on secondary education challenged traditional subject boundaries and called for specialised resources and informal plans. Secondary education was dominated by questions of selection and transfer between educational stages, and middle schools were as much an element of non-selective reorganisation as an educational concept in their own right. Assimilation was a major theme, with facilities for the wider community and disabled children integrated into mainstream schools.

Cumbria

Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness

Author: Matthew Hyde,Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300126631

Category: Architecture

Page: 775

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The most authoritative guide to the Lake District and surrounding area, this volume covers the outstanding vernacular architecture, unspoiled historic towns, and fine Victorian and Arts and Crafts houses throughout the region, and ranges from the shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness in the south to the cathedral city of Carlisle in the north. A popular tourist destination, Cumbria inspired the Romantic poets, John Ruskin, and Beatrix Potter.

Uses of Heritage

Author: Laurajane Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134368038

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Sheffield

Author: Ruth Harman,John Minnis,Roger H. Harper

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105858

Category: Architecture

Page: 324

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The central areas are the subject of walks, those further out have suggested tours by car. Illustrated throughout in colour with specially commissioned photographs and with these images augmented by historic maps, paintings and drawings, Sheffield will enable residents to look at familiar buildings in a fresh light and encourage visitors to discover for themselves the city's enticing contrasts of industrial heritage and natural beauty.