Bath

Pevsner City Guide

Michael Forsyth

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This delightful book is the first comprehensive architectural guide to Bath, England’s finest Georgian city. Full of new discoveries and lively descriptions of the city’s notable buildings, the book follows in the great tradition of the Pevsner series. It features superb, specially taken color illustrations throughout and numerous easy-to-use walking maps.

The great set-pieces of Bath—the famous Pump Room, The Circus, Royal Crescent—are embedded in a graceful urban landscape developed by a long succession of gifted local architects. The city’s Roman roots are represented by the remains of its extraordinary baths, its medieval prosperity by the splendid Abbey. Exquisite villas and terraces on the surrounding hills add further variety. For all who share an interest in the buildings of Bath—from architect to historian, tourist to armchair traveler—this is an irresistible volume.

Michael Forsyth is director of studies on the conservation of historic buildings course at the University of Bath.

This is the second paperback City Guide in the Buildings of England series

"beautifully illustrated and packed with historical and architectural info…” - Venue

“Forsyth, an architect and building conservator, provides a compact yet scholarly guide that is essential reading for architectural historians as well as serious tourists. Buildings are clearly and critically evaluated, and many are pictured in sharp, color illustration. . . . This is an attractive addition to a justly respected series. Recommended.”—Choice

“Forsyth’s judgment is impeccable. His critique—and the opinions it will form in those who read it—has never been more timely. . . . A sorely-needed and superbly executed book that satisfies not simply the discerning eye but the imagination too.”—The Georgian

“If you’re into architecture or are just a bit curious about old buildings in Bristol and Bath, you want one of these…beautifully illustrated and packed with historical and architectural info…every Bristol and Bath resident should own their local copy.” - Venue
ISBN: 9780300101775
Publication Date: January 11, 2004
344 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
60 b/w + 120 color illus.
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