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London: Portrait of a City Paperback – August 26, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (August 26, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714838594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714838595
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,574,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is always something new to discover about London. Just ask Matthew Weinreb, an architectural photographer par excellence who has lived there all his life. Better yet, tag along with him as he rediscovers his birthplace in this homage to one of the most exciting cities in the world. Weinreb's stunning color images--accompanied by his father Ben's commentary--include sculpted stone angels, intricately crafted wrought-iron gates, medieval stained glass, neoclassical doors, a bull's eye window at King's Cross Underground, the clock tower of the Royal College of Music, and the decorative Tudor brick chimneys of Hampton Court. Not to mention the magnificent terra cotta architecture of the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Composed of a sequence of images punctuated by a series of essays which explore London through its architectural features and materials, this book focuses on both famous landmarks and lesser-known, anonymous buildings.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack B. Klarfeld on May 23, 2007
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Matthew Weinreb is an incredible photographer of architecture. I was searching for a photo book on London architecture and this one surpasses all that I came across. Take note that while there are chapters indicating that a particular material is being document (such as tile, terra cotta, etc), Weinreb wanders from the chapter's focus after 2 or 3 photos. I like this because it shows an eccentricity.

I have two other books by him, and they are equally amazing. He's a great natural light photographer.
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