London: Portrait of a City

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Phaidon, 1999 - Architecture - 240 pages
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London: Portrait of a City is an intimate photographic essay that captures the glory and character of the city's buildings, facades and interiors. Its neat, portable format - and exceptional value for money - make it the ideal companion or souvenir for the many tourists, visitors and inhabitants alike who are mesmerized by the diverse architectural forms and histories that this multifaceted city has to offer. From the sublime to the ubiquitous, many of these photographs present unusual views of well-known monuments and highlight their lesser-known idiosyncracies.

Based on the in-depth volume London Architecture published by Phaidon in 1993, this easy-to-use paperback edition is at once concise and accessible, meticulous and insightful. The same concept has been applied to Paris: Portrait of a City, which comprises the perfect companion volume.

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About the author (1999)

Ben Weinreb, father to photographer Matthew Weinreb, is co-author of The Encyclopedia of London and owns an internationally renowned architectural bookshop next door to the British Museum.

Fiona Biddulph is a writer specializing in art, architecture and interior design.

Matthew Weinreb, a native Londoner and prize-winning photographer, specializes in architecture, interiors and cityspaces. He has received commissions from many of the leading design and architecture firms, and was the first recipient of the prestigious 'Tectonic Award' for the best work in architectural photography.

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