The Architecture of British Seaside Piers

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Still a great British institution fafter nearly 200 years years, the seaside pier ievolved as a specific pleasure attraction during the 1820s and reached its heyday during the Edwardian era.

This entertaining and very informative book covers the history of piers, if not every one, methods used in their construction, the designers, architectural influences on the frequently flamboyant buildings used to entice punters, and a great deal more.

Recommended as a 'different' read!

224 pages with 197 colour and 123 B&W illustrations. Hardback.