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Derby Through Time By Maxwell Craven

Derby Through Time by Maxwell Craven

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Derby has changed and developed over the last century.

Derby Through Time Summary

Derby Through Time by Maxwell Craven

Derby is an exceptional and underrated city. It was an important centre of the Midlands Enlightenment, boasting Dr Erasmus Darwin and John Whitehurst FRS among its eighteenth-century residents. It produced an artist of international repute in Joseph Wright ARA and has been a centre for the production of fine porcelain and fine clocks for almost three centuries. It was a county town for five centuries and was in its Georgian heyday much admired by writers such as Daniel Defoe. Despite the best endeavours of a peculiarly unappreciative and iconoclastic bunch of city fathers over the years, many of its fine Georgian and Regency features have managed to survive. In 90 pairs of photographs ranging from 1765 to the present, Maxwell Craven has attempted to show why it is still a city of which its citizens can be proud and how it has changed, in places out of all recognition.

About Maxwell Craven

Maxwell Craven has written extensively on architecture and antiques for the Georgian Group Journal, Country Life, and various local magazines. He is author of A Derbyshire Armory (1991), Richard Keene, Pioneer Victorian Photographer (1993) and Derby, an Illustrated History (2nd edn. 2007). He is a former chairman of Derby Conservation Area Advisory Committee, a member of Derby Cathedral FAC, a Trustee of Derby Bridge Chapel and the Derby Museums Trust. He was awarded an honorary the University of Derby; he was made MBE and elected FSA in 1999.

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Derby Through Time by Maxwell Craven
Used - Like New
Amberley Publishing
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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