Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
The British spa came into its own in the Georgian period, with thousands flocking to take the waters at Bath, Cheltenham and Tunbridge Wells as well as numerous other towns. This book traces the story of the British spa back to Roman and medieval times, through their heyday in Georgian and Victorian Britain.
The British film industry was already well established when Hollywood sprang to life in 1911, and has remained at the forefront of film-making ever since. This title tells the century-long story of British film, illustrating it with colourful photographs of actors, directors and production staff at work.
Sticks (wattle) and clay or earth (daub) has been used to fill gaps in wooden framework buildings. This book explains the technique and mysteries surrounding this building method.
Water power has been used for over 2000 years. This book explains the history and development of watermills as working buildings and the importance of the wider appreciation of the built environment and the use of natural sources of power.
This book explains why it was important to keep pigeons and describes the wide variety of buildings that were constructed to house them over the years.
Bricks were introduced to Britain by the Romans and reintroduced by Flemish craftsmen in the middle ages. This book gives an insight into the surprising variety of bricks, as well as a brief history of brickmaking, descriptions of hand and machine moulding, drying, the use of kilns and firing.