Liverpool Pevsner City Guide Joseph Sharples

Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides
Publication date:
11 Jul 2004
Yale University Press
344 pages: 216 x 121mm
30 b-w + 150 color illus.
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This comprehensive, full-color guidebook describes all the architecturally significant buildings in Liverpool, the city selected as European Capital of Culture for 2008. The book includes suburban areas of interest and excursions to notable sites farther out. Major buildings—such as the Town Hall, St George’s Hall, and the two Cathedrals—receive extended treatment; the streets of the business district are dealt with alphabetically; and the rest of the city—including the docks—is covered in a series of carefully planned walks.
Based on Nikolaus Pevsner’s original text for the Buildings of England, the book is augmented by close study of Liverpool’s buildings themselves and by extensive new research. It is an authoritative work of reference as well as a practical handbook for visitors and residents walking in the city.

Joseph Sharples is an architectural historian in the history department of the University of Liverpool.

'A detailed, authorative, and practical guide' - Listed Heritage 'It is a superb and erudite read, fluent and engrossing' - Architects Journal '...the book is a triumph' - Institute of Historic Building Conservation ' of the best. It is full of beautifully reproduced photographs and gives a real historical insight into this beautiful city' - The Times