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London's Contemporary Architecture

5th Edition

By Ken Allinson, Victoria Thornton

Routledge – 2009 – 384 pages

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    978-1-85617-801-3
    May 31st 2009

Description

London’s Contemporary Architecture is a practical, visual and analytical guide to the best modern buildings in the British capital. Now in its fifth edition, the guide has been fully updated to cover the latest additions to the London skyline and buildings of architectural significance.

Spanning the very best of London architecture, from London’s world famous public buildings, theatres, shops to schools, hospitals and offices, the guide locates buildings by geographical area for ease of use and provides a physical and intellectual tour of London’s most celebrated buildings.

New to this edition are:

  • more than fifty new buildings added, from the Saatchi Gallery and Zara on Oxford Street to Kew Herbarium and developments to the Young Vic
  • a clear map-based format allowing navigation of the sites in London most worth visiting
  • over 150 buildings with full commentary
  • a superb full colour visual and analytical guide to the buildings of the capital.

Reviews

‘The guide celebrates the only way to understand architecture: in the flesh’

Thom Dyckhoff, Architecture Critic, The Times

‘Everything that a Londoner, a visitor or any city lover will need.’

Jane Priestman OBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Open House London

Contents

The City; Docklands; East End; West End; Heading north; Going west; South of the Thames; Transport and Architecture

Name: London's Contemporary Architecture: 5th Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Ken Allinson, Victoria Thornton. London’s Contemporary Architecture is a practical, visual and analytical guide to the best modern buildings in the British capital. Now in its fifth edition, the guide has been fully updated to cover the latest additions to the London skyline...
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