London's Contemporary Architecture: A Visitor's Guide

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Architectural Press, 2003 - Architecture - 200 pages
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London's Contemporary Architecture: A Visitor's Guide is a practical and highly-illustrated guide to the best modern buildings in the British capital. In full colour throughout, this map-based book contains pithy and fascinating comments, plus lavish illustrations, of more than 130 examples of London architectural projects from the last two decades.

This third edition is completely up-to-date with the best and most interesting architecture of London, from the early 1980s right up to the first years of a new millennium for the city. As the book is logically arranged by geographical area, the reader is led on a physical and intellectual tour. This book directs the architectural enthusiast, professional or amateur, to the sites most worth visiting, and provides the essential background information for architectural appreciation. This includes references to the most significant and enjoyable of London's other architecture, of all periods.

Ken Allinson and Victoria Thornton possess a unique familiarity with London's architecture, serving on numerous public bodies and RIBA committees. Victoria is a founder of London Open House, an architectural charity that promotes the accessibility of London architecture. Ken is a practising architect, author of The Wild Card of Design and Getting There By Design, and also a studio lecturer at Oxford Brookes and Greenwich Universities. Together they currently run the research consultancy Architectural Dialogue, and for over seventeen years they have been researching and managing architectural study visits around the world.

* Aids navigation of the city's greatest sights with a clear map-based format
* Features more than 130 buildings, with full notes and references
* Provides a superb full colour photographic record of the UK's capital

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Section 2
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Section 3
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He is the co-founder of Architectural Dialogue, a research consultancy that organizes architectural study visits, is the author of two books on the architectural profession and design management, three editions of a guide to London's Contemporary Architecture and is responsible for the Meetings with Buildings web site

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