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A Guide to the Architecture of London Hardcover – October 6, 2009

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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. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297855166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297855163
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,450,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a thorough treatment of London architecture, covering not only iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace (although they're here too), but as well, buildings from all eras across Greater London. Post-WWII architecture is surprisingly well represented. The region is divided into a grid of 24 squares, each of which is illustrated with a detailed map (except outlying areas), and this grid is used for organizing the book into chapters. In all, over 900 buildings are included, each with a 2 inch x 2 inch photo and a description of three or four sentences. Floor plans are shown for each of Wren's churches and for a handful of other buildings. Appendices have maps showing 'The Great Estates,' London squares in chronological order, and 'The Inns of Court.'
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This is a very comprehensive guide to the varied architecture of London. London is, of course, one of the worlds great cities, and as such, it possesses some world class architecture. London architecture is not uniform and prefectly planned out out like, for instance, Paris, but it is interesting none the less. I love Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture and London has this in abundance, sadly following the Blitz, London developers built hideous buildings, London got the worst of the so called "modern" architecture of the 50's and 60's. This guide is very well layed out and is easy to navigate. If you have any interest in this great city, then I highly recommend this book.
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London equivalent of the AIA Guide to NYC. Excellent maps. Encyclopedic and handy in size but heavy. More recent editions may have more 21st century examples.
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