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Manchester - so much new to offer!
(30 May 2000)
A guide to Manchester's recent architecture
"Manchester - A Guide To Recent Architecture" is the superb book by David Hands and Sarah Parker dedicated to Manchester's architecture of the last decade. From Manchester United's new North Stand to The Lowry and The Hulme Arch, this book is a fascinating guide.. [Buy the book]

The definitive history of Manchester's architecture
(30 May 2000)
Manchester - An Architectural History
John J. Parkinson-Bailey's "Manchester - An Architectural History" is a comprehensive and critical examination of the city's architecture, from its origins in the Roman settlement at Castlefield to the present-day rebuilding of the city centre. The canals, the railways, Trafford Park and the Trafford Centre have all had an effect on Manchester. Central government and local politics, planners and developers, loss of industry and population, bids for Olympic Games, and IRA bombs have all left their mark on the city. [Buy the book]

6 walks, 69 buildings, 12 watering holes
(30 Nov 1998)
69 architectural gems, 6 walks, 12 pubs
"Manchester Architecture Guide" is a practical street guide to the city's significant buildings from The Manchester School of Architecture. Descriptions of 69 buildings are organised into 6 walks which also cater for your need for refreshment. [Buy the book]

Pevsner still the architectural bible after all these years
(july 1969)
The Pevsner guide of South Lancashire
The South Lancashire edition of the 1969 Pevsner Architecture series looks at Manchester's buildings ranging from the medieval cathedral and the great Gothic Town Hall, to imposing factories and civic monuments. Towns such as Bury and Rochdale, are also featured heavily. [Buy the book]

From the Manchester School of Architecture with love
(Oct 2000)
From the staff and students at Manchester School of Architecture
"The Manchester Architecture Papers 2000" are a stimulating collection of papers by staff and students at the Manchester School of Architecture covering a broad range of subjects from textiles to tessellations, all having their roots in architecture. [Buy the book]

Picture Palaces of Greater Manchester
(Sep 1998)
Chris Clegg's superb book is dedicated to the history and architecture of Manchester's cinema and picture houses [ISBN 095142355X]. [Buy the book]

The Chapel of the Manchester Regiment and the King's Regiment, Manchester Cathedral
(Nov 1998)
This work describes the establishment of the chapel of the Manchester Regiment in Manchester Cathedral, its destruction during World War II and its reconstruction. [Buy the book]

Stott and Sons - Architects of the Lancashire Cotton Mill
(Dec 1997)
Architects of the Lancashire Cotton Mill
In the second half of the nineteenth century Oldham became the major cotton spinning town in Britain and architects from Oldham came to dominate the business of designing cotton spinning mills in Lancashire. roger Holden's book traces the history of Stott and Sons, who were one of the oldest and most prominent firms in the business. [Buy the book]

Manchester - 50 Years Of Change
(Nov 1995)
Manchester has seen major changes take place in the post-war period. This work from the City Council aims to maintain a planning archive to ensure that the history of planning can be better told in the future. The work is illustrated with photographs and illustrations from the past 50 years, and should enable the reader to be better informed about Manchester's planning history and understand the historic forces that are helping to shape the city in modern times [ISBN 0117020060]. [Buy the book]

Walk Around Manchester Statues
(Nov 1990)
Derek Brumhead's excellent architectural walk around the city, looking at the many statues and their history [ISBN 0951661205]. [Buy the book]

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