This comprehensive, full-color guidebook describes all the architecturally significant buildings in Liverpool, the city selected as European Capital of Culture for 2008. The book includes suburban areas of interest and excursions to notable sites farther out. Major buildings--such as the Town Hall, St George's Hall, and the two Cathedrals--receive extended treatment; the streets of the business district are dealt with alphabetically; and the rest of the city--including the docks--is covered in a series of carefully planned walks.
Based on Nikolaus Pevsner's original text for the Buildings of England, the book is augmented by close study of Liverpool's buildings themselves and by extensive new research. It is an authoritative work of reference as well as a practical handbook for visitors and residents walking in the city.
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Page 17 - Among the great cities of the world, of first or second rank, there is no other so exclusively devoted to commerce. Every house in Liverpool is either a counting-house, a warehouse, a shop, or a house that in one way or other is either an instrument or the result of trade. The great buildings and institutions of the town are a custom-house, an exchange, a set of docks, a railway station, or something else that is intended, directly or indirectly, to be serviceable to commerce, and the inhabitants...
Page 11 - Annals of Science, xxviii (1972), 61-86. 93. L. Simond, An American in Regency England ed. C. Hibbert (London, 1968), 70. There was a contrary view as well. Liverpool was 'the only town in England of any pre-eminence that has not one single erection or endowment for the advancement of science, the cultivation of the arts, or promotion of useful knowledge...
Page 10 - The Social Geography of Merseyside in the Nineteenth Century', Final report to the Social Science Research Council, July 1976 (Dept of Geography, University of Liverpool); See also JD Papworth, 'The Irish in Liverpool 1835-71: Segregation and Dispersal' (unpublished PhD thesis, University of Liverpool, 1982).