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Britain & Ireland : contemporary art + architecture handbook
Stich, Sidra.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : art-SITES, [2000]

Physical Description:
266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
At head of title: art-SITES.

Includes indexes.
Format :


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N6768 .S75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This guide is ideal for art enthusiasts, architects, or travelers who want to explore big cities as well as areas off the beaten track. It tells where to go to experience the exciting new hubs of vanguard art activity in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, and elsewhere. In-depth commentaries, plentiful illustrations, practical details, and clear maps make getting around easy and enjoyable. The handbook covers museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, innovative buildings, film centers, public art, sculpture parks, bookstores, and art fairs.

Published by art-SITES Press and distributed by the University of California Press.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Britain & Ireland, the second book in the unique travel guide series provided by "Art-Sites," is, in the author's words, "organized geographically to promote walking tours or travel excursions." Unlike its predecessor, France (LJ 4/1/99), in which Stich had focused mostly on Paris and its architecture, this guide includes all major cities of the United Kingdom, starting with London and circling the coast of the country to cover Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, and Cardiff. This time, Stich also focuses more on the art of the country than on its architecture-as most of the British designs did not emerge until the 1980s and 1990s under the leadership of Tony Blair and the Young British Artists-and devotes a large space to the Millennium Projects, some of which are still under construction. With accompanying maps clearly marking site locations and using easily recognizable symbols to portray the different types of buildings such as museums or sculpture parks, this is a wonderful series that provides a new way of approaching well-known places. Recommended for all libraries.-Stephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Lib., MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Practicalitiesp. 9
Englandp. 17
Londonp. 19
Mayfairp. 21
St James's-Trafalgar Squarep. 36
Covent Garden-Sohop. 44
Bloomsburyp. 50
Lisson Grove-Camdenp. 55
Kensington Areap. 64
Westminster-Lambethp. 70
South Bank-Banksidep. 77
Bermondsey-South Londonp. 85
Isle of Dogs-Millennium Domep. 90
East Endp. 101
City of Londonp. 109
Clerkenwell-King's Crossp. 120
South Coastp. 125
Goodwoodp. 125
Southamptonp. 127
Thames Valleyp. 128
Henley-on-Thamesp. 128
Oxfordp. 129
Swindonp. 131
Milton Keynesp. 132
East Angliap. 133
Cambridgep. 133
Duxfordp. 137
Ipswichp. 138
Norwichp. 139
Yorkshire Regionp. 140
Nottinghamp. 141
Sheffieldp. 142
Leedsp. 144
West Brettonp. 146
Halifaxp. 148
Bradfordp. 150
Hullp. 151
Northumberlandp. 152
Newcastle upon Tynep. 153
North Shieldsp. 156
Gatesheadp. 157
South Shieldsp. 161
Consettp. 162
Sunderlandp. 162
Middlesbroughp. 164
Stockton-on-Teesp. 165
Darlingtonp. 165
Lake Districtp. 166
Grizedale Forest Parkp. 166
Kendalp. 167
Lancashirep. 168
Manchesterp. 168
Salfordp. 170
Liverpoolp. 172
Birminghamp. 178
Birminghamp. 178
Walsallp. 181
Wolverhamptonp. 182
Bristolp. 182
Bristolp. 182
Forest of Deanp. 186
West Countryp. 188
Exeterp. 188
St. Ivesp. 189
Newlynp. 191
St. Austellp. 191
Walesp. 193
Cardiffp. 194
Llanarthnep. 199
Scotlandp. 201
Edinburghp. 202
Dundeep. 213
M8p. 214
Glasgowp. 215
Republic of Irelandp. 227
Dublinp. 228
Northern Irelandp. 241
Belfastp. 242
Derryp. 246
Subject Indexp. 249
Indexp. 259