England’s Post-War Listed Buildings is a comprehensive and stylish guide to over 500 of the country’s most striking and historically relevant architectural gems, from private houses to schools, churches, military buildings, monuments and parks.
Listed buildings include traditional works by Raymond Erith and Donald McMorran and many of the ‘pop icons’ of the 1960s (including Centre Point). Also featured are internationally outstanding modern works like Stirling and Gowan’s Leicester Engineering Building and Foster Associates’ offices for Willis Faber Dumas in Ipswich.
This fully updated and expanded edition contains numerous new entries arranged in an accessible, regional structure, as well as features on telephone boxes, landscapes, memorials and sculptures. Each entry is illustrated with photographs and includes information on architect, date of construction and listing grade date, as well as a detailed description of the site and what makes it unique.
Elain Harwood is the historian at English Heritage responsible for its post-war research and listing programme. Her publications on the subject include Tayler and Green with Alan Powers (1998) and many articles for Twentieth-Century Architecture, the journal of the Twentieth-Century Society.