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A hugely important collection of images of the built environment in England from 1870 until the 2nd World WarExplores the collection's social significance and the evolving role of commercial photographyContains beautifully produced photographs of exceptionally high qualityBedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking photographs at a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism its customers were leading architects designers industrialists estate agents hoteliers and retailers. Over the years Bedford Lemere & Co. photographed country houses factories hospitals shops banks railway stations cruise liners and during the First World War armaments manufacture. Its work centred on London but it received commissions throughout the British Isles and occasionally from abroad. The firm's work was technically outstanding and executed with a distinctive sympathy for its subject matter. Its photographs are perfect illustrations of the buildings of a confident age.Today the Bedford Lemere collection held by the National Monuments Record is an important source of images of English architecture and life from 1870 until the Second World War. This book features over 250 striking photographs from the collection. Printed from the original negatives they include stunning images of the rebuilding of London around 1900 and of early cinemas power stations car showrooms department stores and factories of many kinds. Especially evocative are the firm's photographs of those - mostly women old men and children - involved in war work between 1914 and 1918.Complemented with an informative introduction and captions by the author this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in photography architecture and social history.Extent: 288pp Illustrations: 270 b&w photographs. Hard BackAbout the Author Nicholas Cooper has written extensively about houses of the 16th/17th and the 19th/20th centuries. He is a member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.

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Guidebook: Stonehenge. Japanese Stockists

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London Wallpapers Stockists

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Played in Liverpool Stockists

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The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle Stockists

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Support for the Fleet Stockists

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Guidebook: Stokesay Castle Stockists

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Guidebook: Longthorpe Tower Stockists

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Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber posts or stones - and was constructed about 5000 years ago in the period of prehistory known as the Neolithic or New Stone Age.By about 2500 BC more and much larger stones had been brought to the site huge sarsen stones from north Wiltshire and smaller bluestones from west Wales. This marked the beginning of over 800 years of construction...

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Silbury Hill the largest prehistoric mound in Europe has long been an enigma. Set within the chalk downlands of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site it is traditionally thought to have been the burial place of King Sil. First investigated in 1776 then again in 1849 successive archaeological interventions culminated in Professor Richard Atkinson’s televised campaign in the late 1960s.Following the dramatic collapse of the 1776 excavation shaft at the summit of the Hill in 2000 detailed surveys revealed that voids associated with the earlier excavations existed deep within the mound. Mindful of potential damage...

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Guidebook: Hurst Castle Stockists

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