London, Portrait of a City

London, Portrait of a City

by Reuel Golden
     
 

London calling: A photographic odyssey through the history of this epic city

Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London is a vast sprawling metropolis, constantly evolving and growing, yet throughout its complex past and shifting present, the humor, unique character, and bulldog

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London calling: A photographic odyssey through the history of this epic city

Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London is a vast sprawling metropolis, constantly evolving and growing, yet throughout its complex past and shifting present, the humor, unique character, and bulldog spirit of the people have stayed constant. This book salutes all those Londoners, their city, and its history.

From Victorian London to the Swinging ’60s; from the Battle of Britain to punk; from the Festival of Britain to the 2012 Olympics; from the foggy cobbled streets to the architectural masterpieces of the millennium; from rough pubs to private drinking clubs; from royal weddings to raves, from the charm of the East End to the wonders of the Westminster; from Chelsea girls to Hoxton hipsters; from the power to glory: in page after page of stunning photographs London gets the photographic tribute it deserves.

About the series: Each compact and dynamic volume in TASCHEN’s Piccolo City series distills the vitality and history of each metropolis into a billet doux packed with 150 photos, informative captions and inspiring quotations.

Text in English, French, and German

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836545167
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,272,517
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Reuel Golden graduated in politics from the University of Sussex, England, and is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and executive editor at Photo District News. He has edited various titles for TASCHEN including Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, and the New York and London editions of the Portrait of a City series.

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