The Changing Face of a City
By David Brazendale, with additional material by John Tiernen
Two hundred years ago, James Brierley, a former bookkeeper, and then a drawing master, set out to record the changing face of Liverpool as it underwent a period of rapid growth. Many old buildings were being swept away to be replaced by ‘modern’ ones. Sadly, hardly any of the buildings featured in this book have survived. Indeed, entire areas of medieval and Georgian Liverpool disappeared altogether. And that is what makes Brierley’s drawings so valuable. In many cases, they are the only record of parts of historic Liverpool that have been lost forever.
Adding to the value of the illustrations is the illuminating text written by acclaimed local historian, David Brazendale, a long-time proprietor of the Athenaeum.
For anybody interested in the fascinating history of the great city of Liverpool, this book is an essential addition to your bookshelf. Published by the Athenaeum.
Paperback: £25 / Hardback: £45 (Includes FREE ‘Map-Pack’: 3 x A3 colour maps plotting the location of every building featured in the book. PLUS free, exclusive, Brierley’s Liverpool bookmark.
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