Isle of Wight: The Buildings of England

Isle of Wight: The Buildings of England

by David Lloyd, Nikolaus Pevsner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300107331

ISBN-13: 9780300107333

Pub. Date: 08/15/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press


This comprehensive and generously illustrated guide explores the beguiling buildings of the Isle of Wight. The island’s many towns, villages, and resorts are included in a detailed gazetteer, as are the charming villas and cottages ornes dotted around the spectacular coasts. Among the grand architecture found on the island are the powerful fortress of…  See more details below

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This comprehensive and generously illustrated guide explores the beguiling buildings of the Isle of Wight. The island’s many towns, villages, and resorts are included in a detailed gazetteer, as are the charming villas and cottages ornes dotted around the spectacular coasts. Among the grand architecture found on the island are the powerful fortress of Carisbrooke Castle; the rich Baroque mansion of Appuldurcombe; Victoria and Albert’s Osborne House; and the extraordinary Quarr Abbey, a masterpiece of Expressionist brick. Other attractions include Roman villas, sturdy manor houses, powerful coastal defenses built for Henry VIII (and reinforced under Queen Victoria), and the retreats of Tennyson and other Victorian notables, not to mention a well-established tradition of innovative modern design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300107333
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Series:
Pevsner Architectural Guides Series
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
1,442,987
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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