Seashaken Houses: a Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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Seashaken Houses: a Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

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Title: Seashaken Houses: a Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet
Author: Tom Nancollas
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Imprint: Particular Books
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 288


Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose is much more utilitarian than that. Still today we depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland, a ring of 19 towers built between 1811-1905, so called because they were constructed on desolate rock formations in the middle of the sea, and made of granite to withstand the power of its waves.& &


Seashaken Houses is a lyrical exploration of these singular towers, the people who risked their lives building and rebuilding them, those that inhabited their circular rooms, and the ways in which we value emblems of our history in a changing world.

ISBN: 9781846149382

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Weight 207 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm

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