Ruins and Follies of East Anglia [Mīkstie vāki]

  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 96 pages, height x width: 234x165 mm, 60 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Izdošanas datums: 15-May-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Amberley Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1445672987
  • ISBN-13: 9781445672984
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  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 96 pages, height x width: 234x165 mm, 60 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Izdošanas datums: 15-May-2019
  • Izdevniecība: Amberley Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1445672987
  • ISBN-13: 9781445672984
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This book takes an affectionate journey around some of the atmospheric and occasionally mysterious ruins and follies that can be found in East Anglia. It might be a building that has a particular historical, cultural or other significant interest but which is, at the time of writing, in such a state of disrepair that its restoration is either impractical or unlikely - or, in the cases of particularly old buildings, for example castles, not a consideration for obvious reasons. Or it might be a folly, a building that is still wholly complete and standing but was solely constructed for ornamental purposes and often for no practical use other than for the planners involved to `prove' that it could be done. With a design that is often deliberately eye-catching, eccentric or even controversial in appearance, Edward Couzens-Lake investigates the reasons for this quirk, looking at, for example, the Victorian `fashion' for making buildings that had a utilitarian purpose, such as workhouses or water towers, as ornamental in design as possible. Featuring forty-five such sites that fit into those descriptions, together with an accompanying set of photographs, each ruin or folly selected will include a concise and informative narrative relating to the reasons for its construction, its history and, where relevant, its present day function. Edward Couzens-Lake also looks at the future of some of the ruins and follies featured - do they have a future? Are they under threat? Might they eventually be lost to the landscape altogether, or do they have a function to play in the modern world? This charming and fascinating book looks to answer some of these questions.
Edward Couzens-Lake is the author of many books on Norwich. A passionate supporter of Norwich City, he regularly contributes to the Canaries' official matchday programme as well as numerous other sporting and lifestyle publications. He also works as a feature writer and blogger for a number of traditional print and digital publications as well as working as a ghostwriter and broadcaster. Norfolk born and bred, he currently lives in reluctant exile near Chichester, but divides his time between Sussex and Norfolk.