The Little Book of Liver Birds
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Liverpool’s mythical motif stands sentinel all over the city, conspicuous yet invisible, in all shapes and sizes. Each one bears witness to Liverpool’s history – the ebb and flow of its fortunes, and the coming and going of its people.
Packed with handsome photography and revealing information, this easy-to-use book shines a light upon the unparalleled heritage of a modern city in the throes of transformation. A visual directory for natives and tourists alike, it’s a celebration of an iconic symbol and a citywide census of an endangered species on the eve of Liverpool’s 800th birthday and European Capital of Culture status.
As well as maps and cross-referenced entries, the book features an introduction that charts the Liver Bird’s contentious origins, the grand visions of architects and sculptors, and contemporary debates about ornithological authenticity.
Welcome to the definitive almanac for the casual or dedicated Liver Bird fancier, a gazetteer of secret sentinels. It’s only when you really look, that you actually see