Restoration: Discovering Britain's Hidden Architectural Treasures

Restoration: Discovering Britain's Hidden Architectural Treasures

by PhilipWilkinson (Author)


Accompanying a BBC2 series looking for the buildings most deserving of preservation and saving one for posterity, this volume paints a complete portrait of the United Kingdom's architectural heritage and offers an introduction to the buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Every style of building is featured - from crofts to castles, swimming baths to chapels - dating from medieval times right up to the 20th century. Illustrated with photographs taken for the series, "Restoration" both describes some of the country's most interesting buildings and seeks to inspire us to preserve our architecture.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Published: 04 Aug 2003

ISBN 10: 0755312511
ISBN 13: 9780755312511
Book Overview: Philip Wilkinson's other titles include The Shock of the Old: A Guide to British Buildings , What the Romans Did For Us and Amazing Buildings .

Media Reviews
In the current deluge of reality shows...the BBC2's Restoration will surely raise the bar. Over ten episodes, the show will profile 30 historic buildings across the U.K.--ranging from thatched cottages to grand manors. Viewers will then vote on which building to rescue. Though only one building will receive funds, the hope is that all the candidates will benefit from the publicity. Some 17,000 historic buildings are at risk...With luck, this show will stem the tide.
Author Bio
Philip Wilkinson has written more than forty books for adults and children; mainly in the fields of history, architecture and the arts. He also gives talks on old buildings in Gloucestershire and appears on radio talking about the architecture of the south west.