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An Alphabet of London

An Alphabet of London

by Christopher Brown
     
 

London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favorite tipple, and where members of the Bloomsbury Group hail a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In An Alphabet of London, Christoper

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London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favorite tipple, and where members of the Bloomsbury Group hail a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In An Alphabet of London, Christoper Brown presents a series of wonderfully whimsical linocuts illustrating every aspect of London past and present, including personalities, buildings, monuments, legends, historic events, and other metropolitan icons. From Dickens, Dr Johnson, Tower Bridge and the Shard to the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon, pigeons, and jellied eels, all London life is here. A born-and-bred Londoner, Brown recounts his own memories of growing up in the capital, and also describes how he creates his distinctive prints. His unique, often humorous take on London will delight anyone who lives in or visits the city.

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Artist Christopher Brown illustrates with humor and shine every aspect of London. — Livin Cool Blog

Each page of An Alphabet of London can be read like a visual brainteaser... Christopher Brown's sense of humour and playful designs tranform what could have been a dry educational book into a fun game. — Linocut Boy Blog

Work of art, puzzle book, novelty guide to London... it could be any... we'd file it under A for Awesome. — Londonist Blog

Charmingly illustrated guide to London... bring it with you next time you wander around the city and see how many of the landmarks you can spot. — The Times

Brown's Alphabet is a skillful, movingly personal history of his native city's exuberant, endless creativity. — World of Interiors

From the city that put jellied eels on the map, Brown captures a characteristically fun and alluring capital in his new hardcover. A charmingly illustrated book depicting all thats lovely about London, highlighting the individuality about our much-loved city. — The Golden Treasury Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858945736
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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