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Quiet London: Culture

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by Siobhan Wall
London is an exciting, vibrant and often noisy city but this busy metropolis also has a quiet side. Siobhan Wall encourages Londoners and visitors to the capital to wander away from the crowds and discover calm amid the hustle and bustle. This is a guide to over 100 quiet places to enjoy the art and culture that London has on offer, from small museums and light-filled galleries to hushed libraries, ...
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How to Read Modern Buildings: A Crash Course in the Architecture of the Modern Era

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by Will Jones
How to Read Modern Buildings is an indispensable pocket-sized guide to understanding the architecture of the modern era. It takes the reader on a guided tour of modern architecture through its most iconic and significant buildings, showing how to read the hallmarks of each architectural style and how to recognize them in the buildings all around. From Art Deco and Arts and Crafts, through the Intern...
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The London 3D Expanding City Skyline - Pocket Pop up Book

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by Sarah McMeneny
The London 3D Expanding City Skyline - Pocket Pop up Book by Walker Books features twelve of London’s most famous sites accompanied by brief descriptions and a map showing their location around the city. Extending to 1.5 meters when fully stretched, the book becomes a three dimensional, beautifully illustrated city skyline.
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London's Disused Underground Stations

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by J.E. Connor
In his “London's Disused Underground Stations” transport historian J.E. Connor traces the history of 22 Underground stations within the boundaries of the Greater London closed between 1900 and 2006 - from King William Street open only for just under 10 years and closed on 25th February 1900 to Shoreditch used for over 130 years before its closure on 11th June 2006.
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Brutalist London Map: 2015

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by Derek Lamberton
Do you see the beauty in Brutalism? Brutalist London Map, is an architecture guide by Blue Crow Media produced in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society.
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All the Buildings in London: That I've Drawn So Far

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by Gulliver-Hancock, James B.
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Architecture in Minutes

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by Hodge, Susie
In this hyper-compact, fully illustrated guide to architecture, Susie Hodge outlines the history and theory of architecture from the earliest structures to the cutting-edge concepts of the present day. Along the way she profiles 200 key buildings, historic styles, architectural movements and celebrated architects from all around the world. Contents include the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic archite...
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Overview: Earth: A New Perspective of Earth

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by Grant, Benjamin
A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account. Inspired by the 'Overview Effect' - a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole - the breathtaking, high-definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look ...
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London - A History in Maps

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by Peter Barber
London - A History in Maps published by the British Library in association with the London Topographical Society beautifully illustrates the development of London over the past 750 years from a small town, snuggly fitted within its walls, into one of the world’s greatest and most dynamic capitals.
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Archidoodle City: An Architect's Activity Book

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by Bowkett, Steve
Following the success of Archidoodle, this new title focuses on the city. Filled with an array of beautiful and fun drawings, it poses 75 architectural challenges for the user: from building an underground community or designing your own imaginary city to creating a new park for New York, plus many more. Aimed at at anyone who loves drawing buildings and cities, it encourages the users to imagine their own ...
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How to Read Towns and Cities: A Crash Course in Urban Architecture

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by Glancey, Jonathan
How to Read Towns & Cities is a pocket-sized primer to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities. It takes a practical, highly visual approach - showing us how to read the stories embedded in the fabric of the neighbourhoods, towns, and cities in which we live today. The fortunes of towns and cities rise and fall along with the fate of the civilisations to which they belong. Some are los...
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Braun/Hogenberg: Cities of the World

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by Dr Stephan Fussel
Talk of the town: A landmark in urban mapping More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of the jewels of urban cartography and civic studies.
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Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings

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by Anna Keay
This illustrated book celebrates the Landmark Trust's achievement in the protection of British heritage since the Trust was established 50 years ago.
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Art Deco London Map

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by Henrietta Billings
Discover London’s leading examples of Art Deco from fanciful facades to stylish tube stations with this two-sided guide. Includes a map, an introduction to Art Deco, photographs of some of London’s most stylish buildings and details of over seventy listings.
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Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

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by Zupagrafika
In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London's most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on nine buildings: Alexandra Road Estate Alton Estate Barbican Estate Robin Hood Gardens Balfron Tower The National Theatre Space House Ledbury Estate T...
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Dali: Les Diners De Gala

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Food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows: sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case. The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894-1982) were the stuff of legend.
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London Uncovered: Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

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by Mark Daly, Peter Dazeley
London Uncovered opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. Peter Dazely has photographed museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment and some of the most historic and ornate shops, houses and hostelries in the city.
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South Africa: The Art of a Nation

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by Giblin, John
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Soviet Bus Stops

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by Herwig, Christopher
Photographer Christopher Herwig presents a curated collection of the most interesting and obscure Soviet bus stops. Travelling over 30,000km, Herwig discovered and documented these architectural treasures from around Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus.
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Ornament and Decoration in Islamic Architecture

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by Clevenot, Dominique
Surface decoration has always played a fundamental role in Islamic architecture. As human representation is forbidden in Islamic religious monuments, designers employed mosaics, stucco, brickwork and ceramics, and the vigorous use of brilliant colour to reach unparalleled heights of expression. It is this ornamental dimension of Islamic architecture that is explored in this magnificent volume. Rather than l...
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