Guide To The Architecture Of London

Guide To The Architecture Of London

by Edward Jones, Christopher Woodward
     
 

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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

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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 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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780224930
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,006,360
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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