English Ruins

English Ruins

by Jeremy Musson
     
 


The English landscape is steeped in ruins. Markers of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history, ruins represent not only the passing of time but also the constant presence of the past. In English Ruins, renowned architectural historian Jeremy Musson explores some of England’s most evocative derelict and abandoned buildings, from churches, castles… See more details below

Overview


The English landscape is steeped in ruins. Markers of the nation’s rich and often turbulent history, ruins represent not only the passing of time but also the constant presence of the past. In English Ruins, renowned architectural historian Jeremy Musson explores some of England’s most evocative derelict and abandoned buildings, from churches, castles and forts to country houses, industrial works and even entire villages. Following a wide-ranging introduction examining the role of the English ruin in defining the nation’s identity, Musson surveys each of the featured sites, revealing its past, present and future in fascinating detail. Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning images by Paul Barker, one of the country’s foremost architectural photographers, English Ruins is an invaluable guide to a much-loved aspect of English history.

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From the Publisher

English Ruins is a spectacular and breath taking visual history of the most amazing buildings in England. — The Fringe Magazine

Jeremy Musson writes eloquently… the photographs are superb, taken in all seasons but many in winter when the quality of sunlight can add so much interest. The book is well designed and printed. — Historic House

This book makes a compelling case for the 'professional ruin'… — Country Life

…photographer Paul Barker…has illustrated Musson's words extremely well — Cornwall Life Magazine

…it makes for interesting reading and will make us look at ruins in a different light. The lively and succinct text is matched by the superb photographs, nearly all in colour, making this book not only cheap at the price but one to treasure and enjoy. — Yorkshire Gazette and Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858945439
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Paul Barker is a leading architectural photographer. His work is regularly featured in a variety of magazines, and has appeared in several books. He works regularly with English Heritage and the Landmark Trust.

Jeremy Musson is an architectural historian, writer and broadcaster. Formerly Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine, he is the author of several books on British country houses.

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