Another book that has slipped under our radar is an update of England’s Post-War Listed Buildings.
Published by Batsford, the 592-page hardback book by Elain Harwood (who is also behind the Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975 publication) covers pretty much what you expect of the title.
Specifically, the book is a comprehensive guide to over 500 of the country’s post-war architectural gems. Private houses of course, but there are also schools, churches, military buildings, monuments and parks in the mix. That includes (for example) the likes of Centre Point, Stirling and Gowan’s Leicester Engineering Building and Foster Associates’ offices for Willis Faber Dumas in Ipswich. Photos and details for each naturally, as well as an explanation of just why the building deserves that listed status.
As the headline suggests, this is an updated and expanded version, with a number of new entries plus features on telephone boxes, landscapes, memorials and sculptures.
If that sounds like your kind of thing (and as you are reading this site, we can only presume it is), you can grab a copy for £26.