Guide to the Architecture of London

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After 30 years in print, the most reliable single source of information on the city's buildings of all periods and styles

From Nash's elegant crescents to Lubetkin's uncompromising high-rise blocks, from Wren's churches to the Victorian Byzantine of Westminster Cathedral, from the Roman city wall to St. Pancras International, this updated guide offers a critical appraisal of London's architecture. More than 1,000 entries are all arranged ...

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Overview

After 30 years in print, the most reliable single source of information on the city's buildings of all periods and styles

From Nash's elegant crescents to Lubetkin's uncompromising high-rise blocks, from Wren's churches to the Victorian Byzantine of Westminster Cathedral, from the Roman city wall to St. Pancras International, this updated guide offers a critical appraisal of London's architecture. More than 1,000 entries are all arranged chronologically within geographical sections, and clearly pinpointed on corresponding maps. Each section opens with a summary of the architectural and social history of the area, while a general introduction gives a concise century-by-century history of London's architecture from the time of the Roman occupation to the present. Clear and detailed time charts show the development of major trends and influences. Other special features include a series of plans outlining the development of the London squares from 1650 to 1900.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is an updated and enlarged edition of this guide, first published in 1983. It now contains entries describing approximately 1000 buildings, streets, or areas in London, arranged by city section. Coverage concentrates on the center, with "only exceptional" buildings from outer London included. A brief but informative introduction outlines London's architectural history since Roman times, and entries for each area are listed in chronological order, accompanied by a small black-and-white photo. The brief descriptions point out significant features and provide a refreshing frankness that reflects the opinions of the authors (both architects) on various architectural styles. The detailed area maps and index also ensure the book's usefulness as a tour guide. Highly recommended for architectural and travel collections in both public and academic libraries. Jay Schafer, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780224930
  • Publisher: Phoenix
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 976,997
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Jones is a director in the London-based practice of Dixon Jones Ltd. With his partner he has been architect to numerous arts projects in London, most notably the Royal Opera House, the National Portrait Gallery, and the east wing of the National Gallery. He has taught extensively in North America, Ireland, and Britain. Christopher Woodward writes architectural criticism and is the author of several guides to the buildings of European cities.
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Table of Contents

Authors' Introduction 6
How to use the Guide 7
Roman London 8
Medieval and Tudor London 10
Seventeenth-century London 14
Eighteenth-century London 18
Nineteenth-century London 22
Twentieth-century London 26
Section A32
Cricklewood
West Hampstead
South Hampstead
Section B38
Hampstead
Hampstead Heath
Parliament Hill Fields
Belsize Park
Maitland Park
Gospel Oak
Chalk Farm
Dartmouth Par
South Hampstead
Section C56
Camden Town (north)
Kentish Town
Tufnell Park
Holloway
Barnsbury
Section D66
Stoke Newington
Highbury
Hackney
Canonbury
De Beauvoir Town
Dalston
Section E72
North Kensington
West Kilburn
Kensal Rise
Kilburn
Westbourne Grove
Maida Vale
St John's Wood (west)
Section F80
St John's Wood (east)
Primrose Hill
Regent's Park
Marylebone (north)
Camden Town (west)
Section G104
Camden Town (south)
Somers Town
King's Cross
Islington (south-west)
Finsbury
Clerkenwell
Bloomsbury
Holborn
Section H134
Finsbury
Shoreditch
Spitalfields
Islington
Section I152
Notting Hill
Ladbroke Grove
Bayswater
Holland Park
Kensington
Kensington Gardens
Section J164
Marylebone (south)
Paddington
Mayfair
Knightsbridge
Belgravia
Imperial College
Hyde Park
Green Park
Section K194
Westminster
St James's
Soho
St Giles
Strand
Covent Garden
Lincoln's Inn
Temple
Lambeth
South Bank
Section L262
City of London
Whitechapel
The Borough
Bermondsey
Section M308
West Kensington
Fulham
Parson's Green
Earl's Court
West Brompton
South Kensington (west)
Section N314
Battersea
Chelsea
West Pimlico
South Belgravia
South Kensington (east)
Section O332
Westminster (south)
Pimlico
Nine Elms
South Lambeth
Vauxhall
Kennington
Section P342
Camberwell
Kennington
Walworth
Key map to outer areas 348
Section Q350
Outer London: north-west
Section R352
Outer London: north
Section S366
Outer London: north-east
Section T368
Outer London: west
Section U386
Outer London: east
Section V403
Outer London: south-west
Section W409
Outer London: south
Section X415
Outer London: south-east
The Great Estates 420
The London square 422
Legal London 426
Further Reading 427
Illustration Acknowledgments 428
General Index 429
Index of Building Types 442
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