Buildings surround and affect us all. In this clear and concise introduction to buildings Thom Gorst demystifies the culture of architecture and shows how an interest in our environment - whatever our cultural position - can be of great value to us.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. The Bank of England, Bristol. Albert Dock, Liverpool. Newcastle Central Station. All Saints, Margaret St, London. Akroydon. Oriel Chambers, Liverpool. Manchester Town Hall. The Granary, Bristol. Back-to-Back Houses, Leeds. Primrose Hill School, Camden. 145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow. Boundary Street Estate, Bethnal Green. The Boston, London. 51-57 Ivydale Road, London. Lion Chambers, Glasgow. Selfridges, London. Rushby Mead, Letchworth. North Harrow Estate, London. Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Jaywick Sands, Clacton. Wicklands Avenue, Saltdean. Battersea Power Station, London. Pioneer Health Centre, London. Peter Jones, London. The Odeon, Weston-Super-Mare. Prefabricated Dwellings. Templewood School, Welwyn. Royal Festival Hall, London. Lower Precinct, Coventry. Alton West Estate, London. Alpha House, Coventry. Preston Bus Station. Maidenhead Library. Chelmer Village. Willis Faber & Dumas, Ipswich. Hillingdon Civic Centre. Aylesbury Estate, London. Herman Miller, Bath. Milton Keynes Central. Crown Offices, Cardiff. Weller Way, Liverpoo. Burnham Copse School, Tadley. Ford Estate, Wirral. Walters Way, London. Aztec West, Bristol. Meadowhall, Sheffield. Canary Wharf, London. BDC Marketing Centre, Bristol. Mercers House, London. Glossary. Index.
'...it is a wonderful text for introducing people to architecture by inviting them to look at all the ordinary buildings they can see all around them...This is therefore a book to put in the hands of any first-year architectural or town planning student...' - Planning Practice and Research