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BRADSHAW GASS & HOPE - The Story of an architectural practice 1862-1960: the first one hundred years

Bradshaw Gass & Hope, The Story of an architectural practice, Bolton,  Gallery Lingard

ISBN 978-0-9556035-0-1

A full-colour, hard-back book written by Gallery Lingard directors Jane and Timothy Lingard. 

This book tells the story of the first one hundred years of a remarkable architectural partnership.  Formed in 1862 by Mr Bradshaw in Bolton, Lancashire, the work of the partnership has continued through to the present day, still based in Bolton but extending throughout Britain and internationally. 



What is probably unique about this almost one hundred and fifty year old practice is the character and extent of the archive, not just the many beautifully drawn design and working drawings illustrated in this book, but also the comprehensive correspondence files and other documents dating back to the earliest years of the practice.

The book continues the story of the firm of Bradshaw Gass & Hope up to the centenary of the practice in 1962 and their many competition successes for public buildings in the immediate pre-war years, their wartime commissions and the rebuilding of the damaged fabric of our towns and cities after the years of the war.

With over 250 illustrations of architectural drawings, documents, buildings and other records from the archive of this busy architectural practice.  Chapters provide an in-depth, illustrated discussion of each decade of partnership work from the founding of the practice in 1862, through the upheavals of two world wars and post-war recovery up to 1960.

A comprehensively researched biography of the Bradshaw Gass & Hope practice and their remarkable archive. 

A selection of pages taken from the book are available to view below.  They illustrate original design drawings for Stockport Library, Cottages at Port Sunlight, Bolton Civic Centre and Leith Town Hall together with some commentary as published.


Price: £23.50