Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North

Peter Leach and Nikolaus Pevsner

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November 17, 2009
800 pages, 4 3/4 x 8 1/2
120 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300126655
Cloth

Covering the northern half of Yorkshire, this volume is full of contrasts, from urbanized Leeds to the tight-knit mill towns and villages pushing into the Pennines.

‘The editors of the new series have created a monument of their own, a great record of the treasures the West Riding contains…In its breadth and scope it leaves all other guides standing. For me, exploring the riches of our Ridings without the relevant Pevsner guide in hand really is unthinkable!’ — Jonas Holdsworth, Yorkshire Ridings Magazine

‘Provides an insight into how much the cultural landscape of Yorkshire has changed in the 50 years since Pevsner first set pen to paper…this latest edition is an absolute treasure trove of information and informed comment. Essential reading.’ — Ray Wilson, Cornerstone

‘A particular strength of this volume [is] to connect our understanding of a building to a whole series of earlier students of the fabric, and to point out how they and we keep changing the form and meaning of the buildings we inhabit …  A thoroughly uncomplacent approach enlivened by occasional doses of vitriol equalling those of Ruskin.’ — Robert Harbison, Building Design

‘The division of the original [Yorkshire Pevsner] into two books reflects the quantity of new material that has been added to it … The illustration of the volume is impressive … interlacing the text are plans, maps and engravings or line drawings, all of which greatly add to its value.’John Goodall, Country Life

‘The volume is produced to Yale University Press’s usual high standards…This is a magnificent effort and Peter Leach and his associates are to be congratulated on their scholarship and sheer hard work.’ — Mike Green, The Victorian, March 2010

‘What a wonderful book it is….Three cheers for Peter Leach and Nikolaus Pevsner!’ — Dave Shaw, The Saltaire Journal, March 2010

‘Remarkable value, a mine of information contained in a reasonably handy volume.’ — MRDS, The Naturalist, March 2010

'This revised edition will become essential to any discerning visitor or student of this historic part of British history.' — Contemporary Review

'The volume is warmly welcomed. It will stand us in good stead for many years to come.' — David Hey, Northern History

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