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British piers

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Seaside piers were virtually a British speciality, a social phenomenon as well as an architectural one. Sixty years ago there were dozens of them all round the coast. Now only seventeen survive in anything like their original form, and the future of many of them is shaky in more senses than one.Richard Fischer, one of Germany's leading photographers, captures their paradoxical beauty in a series of eighty remarkable colour pictures that stress both their individuality and their collective appeal: a strange mixture of fragile charm and robust vulgarity. As subjects for the photographer they have few equals, and the English weather, while not always kind, adds its own contribution in terms of light and mood.An introduction by the historian John Walton explains how and why they were built, their shifting fortunes and their continuing place in the social scene.

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Author(s):
Richard Fischer
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780500541258
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780500541258
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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Seaside piers were virtually a British speciality, a social phenomenon as well as an architectural one. Sixty years ago there were dozens of them all round the coast. Now only seventeen survive in anything like their original form, and the future of many of them is shaky in more senses than one.Richard Fischer, one of Germany's leading photographers, captures their paradoxical beauty in a series of eighty remarkable colour pictures that stress both their individuality and their collective appeal: a strange mixture of fragile charm and robust vulgarity. As subjects for the photographer they have few equals, and the English weather, while not always kind, adds its own contribution in terms of light and mood.An introduction by the historian John Walton explains how and why they were built, their shifting fortunes and their continuing place in the social scene.

Author(s):
Richard Fischer
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780500541258
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780500541258
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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