Over 2,000 years of settlement gives London a unique architectural heritage. Unlike Haussmann’s Paris, there is no overarching design, no plan imposed by monarch or politician. Elegant neo-classical West End squares and crescents give way to medieval, Tudor and Victorian enclaves identified by occupation, class or guild, while the modern architecture of the City makes its own design statement. How to Read London reveals through the built environment how London’s domestic, civic and commercial landscape has evolved and adapted from imperial capital to global city.
  • Author: Rogers, Chris
  • Publisher: Ivy Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 06/04/2017
  • ISBN: 9781782404521
  • B-Code: B029347
  • Illustrated: 400 images
  • Pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 165x135mm