150 x 98 mm
During the post-war years the North of England saw the building of some of the most aspirational, enlightened and successful modernist architecture in the world. For the first time, a single photographic book captures those buildings, in all their power and progressive ambition.
Over the last few years acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps has travelled and sought out the publicly commissioned architecture of the post-war North. From Newcastle’s Byker Wall Estate, voted the best neighbourhood in the UK, to the extraordinary Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, from Preston’s sweeping bus station and Liverpool’s Royal Insurance Building, these structures have seen off threats to their survival and are rightly celebrated for the imprint they leave upon the skyline and the cultural life of their cities.
This inspiring invitation to explore northern modernism includes maps and detailed information about all the architecture photographed.
About the Artist
Simon Phipps explores post-war British modernist and brutalist architecture through photography.
About the Publisher
September Publishing is an independent publisher of an award-winning list of illustrated and non-fiction print and ebooks. Their focus is on books that will expand readers’ worlds, either feeding their passionately held interests or inspiring new journeys in literature and art.