The highly acclaimed
book about Britain's seaside pleasure buildings from 1870 to 1914,
by architectural historian Lynn Pearson.
The book studies the late
Victorian and Edwardian pleasure buildings of the English and
Welsh resorts, showing how the magic of the seaside was created.
Chapters look at the financing of the buildings, palaces at the
end of piers, the pleasure domes, theatres of opulence, crystal
palaces beside the sea, seaside amusements, and the first picture