Sunderland in 50 Buildings

Johnson, Michael (2016) Sunderland in 50 Buildings. Amberley, Stroud, UK. ISBN 9781445651170

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Abstract

From its origins as one of the foremost centres of learning in Christendom to its industrial triumph as the ‘largest shipbuilding town in the world’, Sunderland has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city.

'Sunderland in 50 Buildings' explores the history of this rich and vibrant community by analysing a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the Saxon church of St Peter to the modern Stadium of Light, this unique study celebrates Sunderland’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way.

Architectural historian Michael Johnson guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural marvels. The churches, theatres, pubs and cinemas of Sunderland’s industrial heyday are examined alongside the innovative buildings of a 21st century city.

Informative entries are arranged chronologically to tell the story of Sunderland’s development through its most significant buildings. A specially designed map appears at the beginning of the volume to show where each building is located and the text is illustrated with colour photographs and archival images showcasing the best of Sunderland’s heritage.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K100 Architecture
V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 10:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29129

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