From the time when it was a major producer of high-quality steel and internationally renowned for its cutlery, through decline and recession in the twentieth century, to its twenty-first-century reinvention and revival as a vibrant developing centre of retail and commerce, Sheffield has a proud and distinctive identity.
Sheffield in 50 Buildings explores the extraordinary history of England's fourth largest city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival Town Hall to the popular Millenium Gallery, which opened in 2001 as part of the successful Heart of the City Project, this unique study celebrates the city's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author and historian Ian Rotherham guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
Ian D. Rotherham, an international authority on cultural and historical aspects of landscapes, is Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change at Sheffield Hallam University. He works with the BBC Radio 4 History Programme, and has appeared in and advised on many documentaries and news programs such as Panorama and Horizon.