Discovering London's Buildings: With Twelve Walks

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Frances Lincoln, Jan 1, 2009 - Architecture - 248 pages
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Discovering Londonís Buildings is an original, highly accessible guide to understanding the cityís incredibly diverse architecture. Because of the variety, complexity, and sheer number of its structures, itís far more difficult to get a sense of how London developed than it is with Rome, Paris, or New York. This book uses a selective and thematic approach to look at elements of the architecture and the services provided: domestic, commercial, religious, and institutional. There are chapters on houses and apartments as well as on offices, churches, and government buildings. Other sections focus on schools and railway stations, shops and pubs, buildings for sport, and parks. Extensively illustrated and richly informed, the book celebrates both the masterpieces and the mundane, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. It culminates in 12 themed architectural walks throughout the city, each carefully planned to explore a diverse range of buildings.

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About the author (2009)

John Bold teaches in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. He is the author of the standard book on Greenwich.

Tanis Hinchcliffe teaches in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster. She is also the author of North Oxford.

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