2 edition of Piers and other seaside architecture found in the catalog.
Piers and other seaside architecture
Lynn F. Pearson
|Statement||Lynn F. Pearson.|
|Series||Shire library -- no. 406|
|LC Classifications||TC357 .P43 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009289436|
One of the last pleasure piers to be built in the UK (opened ). Pier of the Year There are currently no plans to re-open the seaward end. The shoreward 'stub' is still open, and the pier head remains isolated 1 km ( mi) into the sea. The seaside is the twentieth century's pre-eminent global tourism site and this is the first book of its kind to examine political and power relations in modern seaside resort development. As an historical study of seaside tourism in Devon-England's most popular domestic holiday destination-it reveals the complex interplay between ideology.
There are so many enthralling nuggets in this book, such as the examination of the origins of the deckchair (p. ), and the use of exotic vegetation in seaside architecture—particularly palms both real and artificial, depending on climate (p. )—to help create the feeling of ‘another place’ at the seaside in locations such as the Author: Julian Demetriadi. The seaside town’s Stirling prize-winning pier seemed like a victory for community goodwill, lottery money and visionary design – until it went bust and was sold off .
The Five Best British Piers Laura Millar 1 July am. Blackpool pier Arcades, ice cream, candy floss and other seaside attractions can be sampled along the way. The best cities to visit in the UK for fans of history and beautiful : Laura Millar. Visitor numbers were at their highest. Widespread car ownership made a trip to the seaside well within reach for most people. Seaside towns redeveloped facilities damaged in the War and gave the seaside a new, modern look. During the Second World War, many piers on the South Coast were breached to stop a potential invasion threat.
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Fist published insixteen pages have expanded this reprint of Lynn Pearson's nostalgic look at Britain's pleasure piers - though what the extra pages are I am not sure, as I haven't seen the earlier edition - and includes other seaside buildings the author has deemed interesting enough.5/5(1).
This book explores the allure of seaside developments from the Victorian charm of Weston-super-Mare's grand pier to the seaside developments of the twenty-first century, such as Ilfracombe's Landmark Theatre, which continues to impress and entertain to this Piers and Other Seaside Architecture (Shire Library) by Lynn F.
Pearson () Mass Market Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 7 ratings See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions/5(5). In the s modern movement architecture flourished at the seaside, but idiosyncrasies still abounded.
Twenty-first-century seaside developments use good design to produce an enjoyable environment: from Bridlington's award-winning beach huts to Ilfracombe's Landmark Theatre, seaside architecture continues to amaze and amuse. Piers and other seaside architecture. [Lynn F Pearson] -- Lynn Pearson outlines the fascinating history of pier and pavilion construction in this colour-illustrated Shire Album.
The earliest piers were landing stages for day trippers arriving by boat. This book explores the allure of seaside developments from the Victorian charm of Weston-super-Mare's grand pier to the seaside developments of the twenty-first century, such as Ilfracombe's Landmark Theatre, which continues to impress and entertain to this day.
Founded in under Sir John Betjeman, the National Piers Society serves to celebrate the pier, raise it in our consciousness and educate us on preservation, conservation and the economic benefits for seaside towns of a functioning pier. Published to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the first public pier inat Ryde on the Isle of Wight, this book with.
This book explores the allure of seaside developments from the Victorian charm of Weston-super-Mare's grand pier to the seaside developments of the twenty-first century, such as Ilfracombe's Landmark Theatre, which continues to impress and entertain to this : Lynn F.
Pearson. About the Author. Lynn F. Pearson is an architectural historian and photographer specialising in research on unheralded structures, from seaside architecture and slot machines to multi-storey car parks and mausoleums. She was brought up beside the sea, at Lowestoft in Suffolk. She has published fourteen books including The People's Palaces: Seaside /5(6).
The seaside piers around the coast of Britain stand as a powerful reminder of the achievements of Victorian engineers and entrepreneurs. At the turn of the last century, almost a hundred piers existed: now only half remain and several face an uncertain future. The National Piers Society was founded in under Sir John Betjeman, at a time.
A look at the architecture of the seaside such as piers and hotels. Beside the Seaside surveys the history of the seaside holiday towns that grew up in Victorian times when the railway system enabled ordinary working people to spend time away from home enjoying themselves, and highlights the rich architectural heritage of the heyday of the.
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Published to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the first public pier inat Ryde on the Isle of Wight, this book with contributions from experts within English Heritage and the NPS tells the fascinating story of the Victorian origins of piers, discusses the engineering and architectural challenges imposed by varying climatic and tidal conditions, and the instrumental role of the railways in stimulating pier construction.
The core of the book /5(21). Paperback by Anthony Wills, Tim Phillips. The seaside pier is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the British holiday resort and for many of. Each of these historic piers has its own character and story, yet all of them represent the optimistic style of the British seaside resort at the peak of its popularity.
In those days the Lancashire coast, and Blackpool in particular, became the principal holiday destination for the workers of the nearby industrial towns during their Wakes Weeks. Opened inMargate Pier was the first of this new breed of pleasure pier, catering to the needs of thousands of tourists.
Bythere were 80 fully fledged piers, with some seaside towns having two or three piers. Remarking on the pace of pier development in the s, one commentator said it would be. At the beginning of the 'twenties, seaside architecture followed the traditions of the Victorian age.
A proposal for improvement to aging baths at Hastings, even as late as still copied the exotic style of the Brighton Pavilion and the new pier pavilion and bandstand at Worthing, built in used the traditional seaside style. NEW BOOK (see page 2) — “ SEASIDE ″ by Kathryn Ferry ** LAST FEW CALENDARS NOW ONLY £5 TO CLEAR ** (Francis Frith calendar – see page 2) We have sold out of copies of “British Seaside Piers”, but understand it is still available from the English Heritage online shop.
ORDERING. Bangor Pier - Piers represent the great engineering feats achieved in seaside architecture but the Victorians also exploited cast iron in smaller structures that have come to define the seaside atmosphere.
The kiosk on Bangor Pier is a great Victorian example on a Welsh pier. Coverage includes the development of piers into the crowning architectural glory of British seaside resorts; the key people, materials, inventions and technologies in the field, particularly the work of Eugenius Birch, the greatest pier designer; the remarkable diversity of piers ranging from the earliest simple landing stages, through staid Author: Fred Gray.Seaside Architecture Sir John Betjeman once said, "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier" and it's as true today as it was when it first welcomed visitors all those years ago.
If you walk along Southend on Sea's High Street, towards the sea, you eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure pier in the world.Architecture-on-Sea: An Evening of Buildings, Stories and the Seaside CHALKUP21 “Coastal architecture has distinct qualities. Its exposure to wind and rain and sea spray has shaped its form, as have the historic activities of seaside towns such as fishing, smuggling and seafaring.
The advent of tourism has given it other qualities to do with.