Berkshire Nikolaus Pevsner

Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England
Publication date:
15 May 2010
Yale University Press
800 pages: 216 x 121mm
120 illus.
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This work covers the English county of Berkshire. Stretching from the fringes of London, Berkshire originally covered much of present day Oxfordshire. The variety of architecture is, consequently, broad and remarkable, from the towns of the home counties to the farmhouses and churches of its west.

Geoffrey Tyack lives in Oxford and teaches architectural history at the university. Simon Bradley is the author of the Westminster and City of London volumes of the Buildings of England. Nikolaus Pevsner was the series founder.

"These volumes are fuller of life than ever." -Robert Harbison, Building Design

"This publication is a remarkable achievement that will provide an invaluable reference for many years to come."—Duncan Coe, The Society for Medieval Archaeology

"Yale University Press deserves all the plaudits it has already received for perpetuating the series and bringing it as close to perfection as is possible in an imperfect world." -Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement

"The new Buildings of England volume is an admirable guide." -Graham Tite, Context

"Geoffrey Tyack and Simon Bradley have performed an extraordinary and admirable task." -Candida Lycett Green, Cornerstone

"As always the detailed descriptions give all the information anyone could want and there is a superb introduction and good indices." -E.B, Contemporary Review

"The obvious care that has gone into the background research makes this a book to be treasured. Far from being just a work of reference, however, it actively encourages readers to explore architecture for themselves. Like all good guides, it opens up worlds, enriching experience by drawing attention to significant features – leading to renewed appreciation of the built heritage of Berkshire."—Matt Edgeworth, Medieval Settlement Research

"Quite simply, magnificent…Tyack brilliantly reveals the hidden delights that can be found throughout the county…Pevsner Berkshire is a subtle and sensitive piece of restoration…a triumph: an essential read for any serious local historian as well as an invaluable companion for every visitor to the county."—William Whyte, Oxoniensia Vol.76