London

London

by John Russell
     
 

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John Russell, author of Abrams' highly successful Paris and a score of other volumes, lived in London for nearly 50 years. Here, he offers a matchless, wonderfully illustrated tour of the city and its most notable citizens through the centuries.

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John Russell, author of Abrams' highly successful Paris and a score of other volumes, lived in London for nearly 50 years. Here, he offers a matchless, wonderfully illustrated tour of the city and its most notable citizens through the centuries.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Art critic Russell present a lavishly illustrated history of London. (Dec.)
Library Journal
A reminiscence of times experienced and histories explored, this offering is a very personal look at a city of infinite attractions that has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of natives and visitors alike. Russell, an eminent writer on the arts for over 50 years, brings to life, through anecdote, illustrations, and memoir, the city of London from its re-creation after the Great Fire of 1660 through the great fires of World War II and up to the present. He takes us into the world of Wren and Constable, Boswell and Handel, Shaw and Olivier, and Lucian Freud and R.B. Kitaj in this love letter to what is less a geographic concept than a state of mind and memory. Recommended both for Anglophiles and everyone else waiting to be convinced.-Paula Frosch. Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810981966
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 11.96(h) x 1.00(d)

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