Description - Architecture In Britain & Ireland 600-1500 by Lucy Archer
While providing an historical background to each period, Lucy Archer s study is not so much a history of early British architecture as a near-exhaustive guide to the secular and religious buildings from the Saxon, Norman and Medieval periods that survive and can be visited. Three hundred black and white photographs by the late Edwin Smith, selected by his widow Olive Cook, a glossary of architectural terms and a gazetteer covering thousands of sites in Britain and Ireland make this an invaluable work of reference as well as an invitation to travel and to discover. This beautifully-produced book, the first of Lucy Archer s projected three-volume survey and the result of a life-long study of the subject, is a work that will be of inestimable value to anyone with an interest in architecture, from the professional architect to the general reader keen to know more about Britain s heritage.
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Author Biography - Lucy Archer
LUCY ARCHER is the author of Raymond Erith, Architect, a study of Britain's leading post-war classicist. She writes and lectures about the continuing relevance of architectural tradition in the modern world. EDWIN SMITH was one of England's most outstanding 20th-century photographers, whose poetic eye invested his work with a rare calm and sense of infinity. Most famous for his images of the architecture and landscape of Britain, he also left a remarkable record of his extensive travels in Europe. The photographs in this work have been chosen by his widow, Olive Cook, in collaboration with the author.