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ISBN: 9780857040947
AUTHOR: Adrian Oakes
Portrait of the English Riviera
Portrait of the English Riviera
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From its earliest days as a jewel in the crown of elegant English seaside resorts,Torbay has enjoyed its premier position as The English Riviera. While the promenade is no longer thronged by Victorian ladies and gentlemen taking the evening air, and the private villas are now largely hotels, the region retains much of the atmosphere springing from its exclusive past.

While fashions and architecture may change, the scenery of the bay remains much as it has for hundreds of years – breathtaking.

Even for those used to travelling to foreign destinations for their holidays, this spectacular stretch of coastline remains one of the best in Britain. Little wonder that the resorts around the bay continue to draw in summer visitors.

In this book acclaimed photographer Adrian Oakes has succeeded in creating a portrait of the area that captures the best of its many captivating features. Whether photographing the spectacular modern development around the harbour and the new Rock Walk in Torquay, Babbacombe’s discrete charms, the timeless beauty of historic Cockington, or the bustling seaside towns of Paignton and Brixham, Adrian has produced a superb selection of photographs of the highest quality that all those who know the area will enjoy. Also included are many of the tourist attractions that make Torbay so enticing for visitors, among them Kents Cavern, Torre Abbey and Berry Head.

Adrian Oakes is a landscape and contemporary photographer based in Devon. He has kindled a great love and respect for Devon over the last twenty years and more recently has focused on photographing its diverse landscapes and rich history. His clients include The Dartmoor National Park Authority and National Trust who also sell prints and cards of his work in many outlets. Adrian also specialises in panoramic photographs a number of which appear in this book.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 094 7, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published July 2011.

Discovering Lost DevonDiscovering Lost Devon - £19.99
The wonderful photographs in this book by Peter Thomas come from a unique collection of recently rediscovered magic lantern slides. At a time when Victoria was queen these photographs were used to entertain eager audiences, just as the cinema entertains us today. Unseen for over a hundred years, this superb collection is now again brought to public view, reminding us of what we have lost in Devon.
Devon - The Timeless LandDevon - The Timeless Land - £9.99
Award winning cameraman Charles Wood explores the hidden corners of Devon. A must for every lover of Devon's fascinating past and rural beauty. Region 0 (all countries) DVD - approximately 60 minutes running time.
Panoramic DartmoorPanoramic Dartmoor - £19.99
A landscape on a large scale demands a book of similar proportions and here, spread across double pages of lavish proportions, are some of the most glorious images that nature can provide. From renowned Devon photographer Adrian Oakes.
A Picture of DevonA Picture of Devon - £34.99
This beautifully illustrated volume is aimed at all those who have a love of Devon, those who appreciate art, and those who simply enjoy a good book. Here, brought together for the first time by Ray Balkwill, are a number of Devon’s most celebrated contemporary artists who have been chosen, not only for their diversity of styles and methods of working, but also for the obvious passion they have for the Devon landscape
A Boot Up The SW Coast Path - S DevonA Boot Up The SW Coast Path - S Devon - £4.99
Taken with the renowned SWCP expert Philip Carter the 10 walks in this book are mostly circular, using the Coastal Path as part of the walk. In this way the walker can sample some of the best sections of the long-distance path in South Devon while not having to retrace their steps.
Devon Address BookDevon Address Book - £12.99
The Devon Address Book contains over fifty high-quality colour photographs which evoke the best of Devon’s landscape.
Devon Artists Address BookDevon Artists Address Book - £12.99
The handful of artists whose work is showcased in this beautiful address book are among literally hundreds of present-day painters who are inspired to capture in paint the elusive qualities of light, atmosphere and character that make Devon so special. They have been chosen as they are among the best known in the county and most have their homes and studios there.
Agatha Christie's DevonAgatha Christie's Devon - £14.99
Bret Hawthorne has created a book which fans of Agatha Christie will find adds so much to their appreciation of her writing, while for others it simply provides an exciting means of exploring the area and coming across little known gems in the Devon countryside.
Dartmoor: A Winter's TaleDartmoor: A Winter's Tale - £14.99
Enjoy these wonderful pictures of the moorland in winter by master landscape photographer Adrian Oakes; a superb evocation of the season that many would say is Dartmoor’s best.
South Devon Coast from the AirSouth Devon Coast from the Air - £14.99
Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography. In this spectacular book we are taken on an aerial journey along the South Devon coast starting at Plymouth and heading east for some 115 miles (184km) to reach the Dorset border.
Perfect DevonPerfect Devon - £14.99
From sweeping coastlines to hedge-bounded pastures, and from deep valleys to high moorland views, this book showcasing the magical photography of Jen Bryant reminds the reader just how enchanting Devon can be.
Westward High! An A-Z SpecialWestward High! An A-Z Special - £9.99
Ruth Langsford presents a special aerial exploration of the South West, flying across the region with ex-Navy, feature-film pilot Mark Barry-Jackson.
Web Price: £14.99
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