From 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 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
Edward Jones (Author) Edward Jones is a Director in the London based practice of Dixon Jones Ltd. With his partner Jeremy Dixon, 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, and the work of his practice has been widely published and exhibited. Mr Jones lives in London with his wife and three children. Christopher Woodward (Author) Christopher Woodward was Sir Banister Fletcher Lecturer in architecture at University College London. He writes architectural criticism and is the author of several guides to the buildings of European cities.