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Sheffield

Pevsner City Guide

Ruth Harman and John Minnis; with contributions by Roger Harper

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February 11, 2005
336 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
50 b/w + 120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300105858
Paper

While Sheffield boasts an extraordinary variety of industrial buildings connected to the metal trades, there is another side to England’s least known big city. Set amidst magnificent scenery, it has an array of handsome Victorian buildings, innovative building projects from the 1950s and 1960s, and exciting newer buildings such as the Millennium Galleries, Winter Garden, and Persistence Works.

This is the first comprehensive architectural guide to Sheffield. It describes the buildings of the city center, those of the inner suburbs, and some outstanding buildings farther out. Such major buildings as the town hall, the two cathedrals, and the Winter Garden receive more detailed treatment, as do the two Universities. Illustrated in color throughout, Sheffield displays in detail this Yorkshire city’s enticing contrasts of industrial heritage and natural beauty.

Ruth Harman is an archivist and architectural historian who lives in Sheffield. John Minnis is an independent architectural historian.

“A sweeping survey of the city and its environs in an accessible text supplemented by abundant color illustrations and good maps and plans. . . . The book brims with judicious, informative assessments of a wide range of structures. . . . Recommended.”—Choice

"Its text and illustrations make it an essential book for anyone interested in the city and its historical development."—Contemporary Review

"[An] indispensable guide. . . . I cannot recommend this guide too highly. The photographs and maps are excellent, the information on buildings well chosen, provoking further study."—Peter Watson, Family Tree Magazine

“Ruth Harman and John Minnis provide a lively, nuanced and authoritative guide to this little known story.”—David Crellin, The Victorian

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