A fact-filled book, full of interesting old photos and drawings and displaying a clear understanding of the technology of piers.
it is crammed with detail and interest, and richly illustrated, including many photographs from the author’s personal collection. It promises to be the definitive work on a fascinating topic.
A visually-immersive exploration of the history and the design processes behind the the piers which became the crowning glory of many British seaside resorts.
This is a beautifully produced book on pier architecture and engineering that is both a fascinating and illuminating read and one highly recommended
Excellent … What marks his book out from predecessors is its explicit focus on piers as works of architecture, with the inclusion of construction materials and engineering, the style of pier buildings and their interior decoration.