manchester MODERN : Richard Brook


Publication date: Friday 3rd November 2023.

Richard Brook’s unparalleled guide to twentieth-century architecture in Manchester to be published in softback.

In “manchester MODERN” Brook presents 111 buildings of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. The book is conceived as a field guide, small enough to fit in your pocket, but weighty enough to know its merit. The book’s designer, Vaseem Bhatti, is an artist of pedigree who defined the distinctive visual identity of Warp Records, Lex Records, and Manchester’s Skam Records.

Brook has built a reputation in academic circles and amongst aficionados as a passionate and informed expert in the architecture of the region and of the provinces. In “manchester MODERN,” he presents 111 buildings, lovingly photographed and researched over twenty years.

Vaseem is an artist of pedigree who defined the distinctive visual identity of Warp Records’ hip-hop offshoot, Lex Records, as well as being instrumental in the definition of Manchester’s Skam Records and their aesthetic presence in virtual and printed media. He founded EHQuestionmark and has worked with Richard in one form or another for the best part of fifteen years.

This coming together of academic and artist has been made possible by the Modernist Society, and we are proud to be able to aid Richard and Vaseem in finally delivering a softback edition of this publication, which is long overdue.

Luxuriously printed by Graphicom, the book design features orange stitching, silver foiling and a few hidden secrets.

105mm x 150mm x 30mm
softback with folded cover flaps
b&w photographs
silver foiling on cover
orange binding and stitching

removable cover sticker


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