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Anyone visiting a bookshop in Brum should have seen the newly published Pevsner City guide to Birmingham. In Borders you can get the Liverpool edition and Bristol edition. At £9.99 its a real bargain guide to all the architecture that Pevsner and now Andy Foster, who has updated the guide, think worthy or awful in Brum.

Just thought Id get ideas whether you agree with their view and fill in pics of the buildings not in the book.
 

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To start us off thought look at Natwest Tower as they will be demolishing it.

National Westminster Bank development by the John Madin Design Group, 1973-4. The most important Brutalist commericial building in the city, disastrous in context but with its own tremendous integrity.
Quoted from Pevsner, p.95
 

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Anyone visiting a bookshop in Brum should have seen the newly published Pevsner City guide to Birmingham. In Borders you can get the Liverpool edition and Bristol edition. At £9.99 its a real bargain guide to all the architecture that Pevsner and now Andy Foster, who has updated the guide, think worthy or awful in Brum.

Just thought Id get ideas whether you agree with their view and fill in pics of the buildings not in the book.
I've got the Warwickshire edition - which isn't updated. The section on Coventry is rather amusing, as it was still a bombsite when he visited (He finds the sight of a fragment of medieval timber buildings stood next to a new department store to be 'comical') & a large chunk of what he saw has long gone, mainly old weaver's cottages. Whole streets had vanished and the ringroad was only partially build. Some of the suburbs were still Warwickshire villages, so they're dotted around the book!
 

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There are a couple of events taking place to mark the release of the new book http://www.pevsner.co.uk/

June 2nd. Waterstone's, New Street, Birmingham. Talk by Andy Foster, author of the City Guide to Birmingham. 7.00pm

June 23rd. Guided walk led by Andy Foster, author of the City Guide to Birmingham. Meet at Waterstone's, High Street, 6.00pm. Tickets cost £3.00
 
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