Book Launch 'Big SAVEs: Heroic Transformations of Great Landmarks'
Wednesday 1st June
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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SAVE's latest publication shows how Britain has led the way in breathing new life into great historic buildings, from naval dockyards to textile mills, grand hotels to hospitals, town halls to power stations, and many more.
Marcus Binney tells the stories of these rescues in over 50 detailed case studies, many of them the direct or indirect result of campaigns and projects launched and commissioned by SAVE.
These are buildings which half a century ago would rarely have survived. Their revival is a creative process showing that all over Britain and beyond, historic buildings can be beacons of new life in both booming and declining economies.
Once repaired and transformed, sometimes after years of decay, they provide places to work, live and visit. More than this they are powerful regeneration projects in places which need investment.
The book is a blueprint for action showing how to save an architectural marvel, and the many examples featured can be an inspiration to everyone who cherishes a local landmark.
Big Saves can be pre-ordered via SAVE’s website and is priced at £25 (£20 for SAVE friends) plus £2.50 postage.