London: An Architectural History

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Architecture - 249 pages
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London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and its architecture is a unique heritage.á The Tower of London is an urban castle unique in Europe, St Paul’s is one of the world’s greatest domed cathedrals, and the squares and crescents of the West End inspired Haussmann’s Paris.
In London, it is the variety of the streets, buildings, and parks that strikes the visitor. No king or government has ever set its mark here.áPrivate ownership has shaped the city, and architects have served a wide variety of clients. London’s Classical era produced an elegant townscape between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian London were a potpourri of buildings large and small, each makingáits own design statement.
In London: An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe takes the reader through two thousand years of architecture from the sublime to the mundane. With over 300 color illustrations the book is intended for the general reader and especially those visiting London for the first time.
 

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Written from a historian├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs-not an architect├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs-viewpoint (Sutcliffe is a professor emeritus at the Univ. of Leicester), this book "seeks the distinctive character of a great ... Read full review

Contents

The Remote City 431603
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Londons Augustan Age 16031830
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The London of the Styles 18301914
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The Modern Breaks Through 19141939
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London in the Age of Modern Architecture 19392000
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Has There Ever Been an Architecture of London?
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Anthony Sutcliffe was Emeritus Professor in History at the University of Leicester.

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