100 Twentieth Century Shops

A showcase of Britain’s most significant shops throughout the twentieth century and beyond.

100 20th-Century Shops is a fascinating insight into the heritage of Britain’s changing high street and the diverse architectural styles of the twentieth century. Entries in this book showcase 100 often instantly recognizable shops from across the county, from throughout the twentieth century and stretching into the twenty-first, capturing the changing architectural styles of our beloved and rapidly disappearing retail shops. Each shop is accompanied by stunning photography of the facades and interiors.

From bustling shopping centers, retail stores, and supermarkets to independent boutiques, bookshops, and bakeries, each of the 100 shops featured evokes a differed design style and traces the history of our cherished high street.

The book also contains essays by respected writers on the design, development, and decline of the high street over the last 100 years within a social and political context. This compelling book provides a glimpse into the wonderful shops that Britain has to offer and is a must-have for all fans of design history, architecture, and retail.

About The Author

The Twentieth Century Society is a British charity that campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards. They provide support and advice to architects and planning authorities to protect the best twentieth-century architecture and design, whether through listing or sympathetic development and management.

  • Publish Date: November 21, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 8-3/4 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $55.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-770-1

Author Bookshelf: Twentieth Century Society