Pevsner Highlights and a look ahead

The Pevsner annual newsletter is now available online. Read on for Pevsner highlights from 2015, as well as a look ahead to 2016, including a round-up of some exciting new publications to come.

Pevsner highlights in brief:

• 2015 has seen publication of two pairs of Buildings volumes – Aberdeenshire: North and Moray with Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen, and also James Bettley’s two-volume revision of the original guide to Suffolk, now dividing the county into Suffolk: East and Suffolk: West. Between them, these four new volumes are a substantial addition to the Guides, and describe some of the richest architectural landscapes of England and Scotland.

Pevsner highlights• Readers will be sorry to hear that Matthew Hyde died in September 2015, after a short illness. Matthew contributed three volumes to the revised Buildings of England series: Lancashire: Manchester and the South East (2004) and Cheshire (2011), both written jointly with Clare Hartwell, and Cumbria (2010).

• Almost all the Pevsner authors and researchers currently working on revising Buildings of England volumes met at Yale’s offices in October for an author day. The event focused on discussions about working methods, problems encountered and the editorial and production process. The day was rounded off by an excellent talk given by Catherine Croft of the Twentieth Century Society.

• Forthcoming publications:
– Announcing Pevsner Introductions, a new series of handbooks to complement the familiar Guides, providing accessible and engaging accounts of buildings by type and theme. The first two volumes are Churches by Simon Bradley and Houses by Charles O’Brien.

Pevsner highlights

Pevsner highlights

Derbyshire, revised by Clare Hartwell. A new edition covering Pevsner’s ‘county of contrasts’, replacing Elizabeth Williamson’s revision of 1978.

Pevsner highlightsWarwickshire, revised by Chris Pickford. The first full-scale revision of Pevsner’s 1966 volume, written by an author born in the county.

Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire by Rob Close, John Gifford and Frank Arneil Walker. This will be the fifteenth and final volume of the Buildings of Scotland.

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