Book: Lost London, 1870-1945

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61RJNWhJqrL._SX445_BO1,204,203,200_More than 500 spectacular unseen photographs of London, taken between 1875 and 1945, from the Archives of English Heritage. This unique archive shows Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian London before the major 20th century redevolopment. Athoritative text by Philip Davies from English Heritage.

Review

This endlessly absorbing book that is at once a record of destruction, a haunting collection of relics and a door into the past. –John Carey – The Sunday Times

An extraordinary and sometimes upsetting record of the capital s architectural richness. Stuffed with beautiful images … this satisfyingly heavy book depicts a grimy, muddy city with spots of aristocratic grandeur, a city on the verge of transformation. –Edwin Heathcote – Financial Times

An extraordinary and sometimes upsetting record of the capital s architectural richness. –Philippa Stockley – Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Philip Davies is English Heritage s Planning and Development Director for London and South-East England.

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Transatlantic Press; First Edition edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955794986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955794988
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 24.8 x 29.2 cm

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