Betjeman's Best British Churches by John Betjeman, Richard Surman

By John Betjeman, Richard Surman

A attractive and sensible updated consultant to over thousand of Britain’s top parish churches.

Although now most renowned for his poetry, Sir John Betjeman’s nice ardour was once church buildings. For over fifty years his advisor, frequently up to date, has been the eminent authority and the main special consultant to the simplest church buildings to visit.

This re-creation, in complete color all through and illustrated with over 350 particularly commissioned images, covers over 2,500 of some of the best church buildings in England, Scotland and Wales. absolutely up to date by means of bestselling writer Richard Surman, this can be the main entire and recent consultant to Britain’s church heritage.

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In this sense, many of the early propositions for the functional city, often discussed (and criticised) as statements of a utopian intent, were hardly iconic descriptions of an ideal city; rather they provided analytical constructs of the ways in which programmatic and architectural elements on the one hand, and economic and technical variants on the other, could be unified around an idea of dwelling in the city. Urban dwelling, which was the programmatic heading, was not so much concerned with either the domestic or the urban in terms of spatial scale as it was with the economy and culture of the urban in the future.

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