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100 20th-Century Shops

Author/EditorTwentieth Century Society (Author)
Publisher: Batsford Ltd
ISBN: 9781849947701
Pub Date09/11/2023
BindingHardback
Pages256
Dimensions (mm)227(h) * 224(w) * 30(d)
100 20th-Century Shops is a fascinating showcase of Britain's changing high street and the diverse architectural styles of the twentieth century.
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A showcase of Britain's most significant shops throughout the twentieth century and beyond. 100 20th-Century Shops is a fascinating insight into the heritage of Britain's changing high street and the diverse architectural styles of the twentieth century. Entries in this book showcase 100 often instantly recognisable shops from across the county, from throughout the 20th century and stretching into the 21st, capturing the changing architectural styles of our beloved and rapidly disappearing retail shops. Each shop is accompanied by stunning photography of the facades and interiors. From bustling shopping centres, retail stores and supermarkets to independent boutiques, bookshops and bakeries, each of the 100 shops featured evokes a differed design style and traces the history of our cherished high street. The book also contains essays by respected writers on the design, development and decline of the high street over the last 100 years within a social and political context. This compelling books provides a glimpse into the wonderful shops that Britain has to offer and is a must-have for all fans of design history, architecture and retail.

A showcase of Britain's most significant shops throughout the twentieth century and beyond. 100 20th-Century Shops is a fascinating insight into the heritage of Britain's changing high street and the diverse architectural styles of the twentieth century. Entries in this book showcase 100 often instantly recognisable shops from across the county, from throughout the 20th century and stretching into the 21st, capturing the changing architectural styles of our beloved and rapidly disappearing retail shops. Each shop is accompanied by stunning photography of the facades and interiors. From bustling shopping centres, retail stores and supermarkets to independent boutiques, bookshops and bakeries, each of the 100 shops featured evokes a differed design style and traces the history of our cherished high street. The book also contains essays by respected writers on the design, development and decline of the high street over the last 100 years within a social and political context. This compelling books provides a glimpse into the wonderful shops that Britain has to offer and is a must-have for all fans of design history, architecture and retail.

The Twentieth Century Society is a British charity that campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards. They provide support and advice to architects and planning authorities to protect the best twentieth-century architecture and design, whether through listing or sympathetic development and management.

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