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Seaside Architecture

Lynn Pearson was brought up at the seaside, near Britain's most easterly point at Lowestoft in Suffolk. She has been writing about the seaside since the 1980s. See her publications for details. This page offers a variety of seaside pdf files (you will need acrobat reader) to read or download.

Published October 2008 the new, totally revised edition of Piers and Other Seaside Architecture. From the C20 Magazine review of Piers: 'It's definitely a good introduction, and light to pack if you are planning a trip.' Buy Piers on Amazon.

Lynn has been carrying out research on Maxwell _ Tuke, the architects of Blackpool Tower for a new entry in the online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, publication 22 September 2011. The full URL for the entry is http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/101264 but you will need a DNB subscription to see it; these are often available free through your local library.

Lynn's series of articles on ceramics and seaside architecture Tile and Tide published in the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society newsletter TACtile during 2000-2

Below is the complete text of The People's Palaces: Seaside Pleasure Buildings 1870-1914 published in 1991 by Barracuda Books of Buckingham.

1 Sun, sea, sand and money
2 A palace at the end of the pier
3 The pleasure domes
4 Theatres of opulence
5 Crystal palaces beside the sea
6 For amusement only
7 The first picture shows
8 Building the people's palaces
9 Dreamland on Sea

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