London : historical atlas of architecture / Alejandro Bahamon.
By: Bahamón, Alejandro.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Batsford, 2007Description: 119 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780713490725(hbk); 0713490721(hbk).Subject(s): Architecture -- England -- London | Architecture -- England -- London -- Pictorial works | London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc | London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial worksDDC classification:
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|Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||720.9421 BAH||1||Available|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A stunning visual guide to London's architectural history, both the city's heart and its individual boroughs. The book is a unique introduction to the buildings - from Roman remains to Richard Rodgers - of one of the world's greatest cities with hundreds of modern photographs, historical maps, paintings and drawings. It is divided into three sections. Section One, Chronology, covers the city's historical development from Muralla romana in 220 to 30 St Mary Axe in the 21st century. Section Two is arranged by boroughs - the City, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, etc, and includes the outlying boroughs of the East, West and North and South as far as Merton and Sutton. Section Three is called Types of Buildings and has features on the monuments of London, its banks, churches, museums, palaces, bridges, hotels and theatres. Throughout the book hundreds of buildings are highlighted and illustrated plus 10 gatefolds give an indepth study of such sites as the British Museum and Bankside Power Station. The book gives you get a insight into so many buildings Londoners pass every day whether at home in the suburbs or in the heart of the city.
The book looks at all possible angles of London's architecture so you can fully understand and appreciate it: from the architecture that sprung up after the Great Fire in 1666 to the development of terraced housing in the Chronology section; from the transformation of royal hunting grounds to Royal Parks (St James Park) in the Boroughs section, to understanding 1960s Brutalist architecture in the Types of Buildings section.