Derelict London

Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1905211430

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

View: 904

A fascinating book about the London that tourists don’t see. Paul Talling has been recording ramshackle London for several years and his website has become a point of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of fans. In his book, he looks at the cream of the down-at-heel, blending photographs with accounts of how certain buildings and sights fell into disrepair and what is likely to happen to them. Houses, pubs, cinemas, bomb shelters, cemeteries and shops are all meticulously recorded and celebrated. From the decaying houses on the North Circular to the faded glory of the Tidal Basin Tavern in Royal Victoria Dock (closed 1980), via Battersea Power Station and the Dalston Theatre, this is an extraordinary record of often wonderful London landmarks that are now prey to neglect, vandalism and the developer’s demolition crew. With over 100 colour photographs and accompanying text, Derelict London is a fascinating historical record of many of London’s disappearing landmarks.

Industrial Ruination, Community, and Place

Landscapes and Legacies of Urban Decline

Author: Alice Mah

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442613572

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 7389

Abandoned factories, shipyards, warehouses, and refineries are features of many industrialized cities around the world. But despite their state of decline, these derelict sites remain vitally connected with the urban landscapes that surround them. In this enlightening new book, Alice Mah explores the experiences of urban decline and post-industrial change in three different community contexts: Niagara Falls, Canada/USA; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; and Ivanovo, Russia. Employing a unique methodological approach that combines ethnographic, spatial, and documentary methods, Mah draws on international comparisons of the landscapes and legacies of industrial ruination over the past forty years. Through this, she foregrounds the complex challenges of living with prolonged uncertainty and deprivation amidst socioeconomic change. This rich comparative study makes an essential contribution to far-reaching debates about the decline of manufacturing, regeneration, and identity, and will have important implications for urban theory and policy.

The Rough Guide to London

Author: Rob Humphreys

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409358631

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 7259

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to London is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most exciting cities. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets - we know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to London: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Practical information on the Olympic park - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to London. Now available in ePub format.

Die Flüsse von London


Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8922

»Können Sie beweisen, dass Sie tot sind?« Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Was seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Auftritt Thomas Nightingale, Polizeiinspektor und außerdem der letzte Zauberer Englands. Er wird Peter in den Grundlagen der Magie ausbilden. Ein Mord in Covent Garden führt den frischgebackenen Zauberlehrling Peter auf die Spur eines Schauspielers, der vor 200 Jahren an dieser Stelle den Tod fand. »Mein Name ist Peter Grant. Ich bin seit Neuestem Police Constable und Zauberlehrling, der erste seit fünfzig Jahren. Mein Leben ist dadurch um einiges komplizierter geworden. Jetzt muss ich mich mit einem Nest von Vampiren in Purley herumschlagen, einen Waffenstillstand zwischen Themsegott und Themsegöttin herbeiführen, Leichen in Covent Garden ausgraben. Ziemlich anstrengend, kann ich Ihnen sagen – und der Papierkram!«

London's Lost Rivers

Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184794597X

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 4573

From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital. Paul Talling investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport networks, fashionable spas and stagnant slums - and how they all eventually gave way to railways, roads and sewers. Armed with his camera, he traces their routes and reveals their often overlooked remains: riverside pubs on the Old Kent Road, healing wells in King's Cross, 'stink pipes' in Hammersmith and gurgling gutters on streets across the city. Packed with maps and over 100 colour photographs, London's Lost Rivers uncovers the watery history of the city's most famous sights, bringing to life the very different London that lies beneath our feet.

Caryl Phillips

Author: Bénédicte Ledent

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 4632

This examination of Caryl Phillips' novels ranges from the Final Passage to The Nature of Blood and considers them in relation to his plays and essays. Starting with a textual analysis of his fiction, it examines how it charts a diasporic awareness.

Childhood and Cinema

Author: Vicky Lebeau

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 6087

From Lolita to The Sixth Sense, the figure of the child in cinematic works has been a contested site of symbolism and controversy. Childhood and Cinema examines how the child in film has ultimately been used to embody the anxieties and aspirations of modern life. Vicky Lebeau investigates how films use children to probe such themes as sexuality, death, imagination, the terrors of childhood, and hope. The book ranges over the whole history of Western cinema, from the Lumière brothers’ 1895 Feeding the Baby to Walt Disney’s animation classics to Truffaut’s L’enfant sauvage and recent works such as Capturing the Friedmans and Kids. The figure of the child in film, Lebeau argues, is fundamentally ambivalent—always hovering on the edge between hope and despair, vulnerability and violence, or pleasure and trauma—and it ultimately offers a unique way of thinking about the significance of cinema itself. By turns engaging, thought-provoking, and informative, Childhood and the Cinema challenges us to reconsider the child figure as a conduit for critical reflection on what it means to be human.

Recycling Derelict Land

Author: George Fleming

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727713186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

View: 929

This book provides practising engineers with a firm basis on which to classify types of derelict land and alert them to the range of environmental and legal considerations involved. The book examines the hazards involved in land recycling, from geotechnical and hydro-geological, to chemical and biological. The need for an integrated approach to site investigation is emphasized, showing the interaction between physical, chemical and biological aspects of a particular site. Data from case studies are used to illustrate analysis and interpretation procedures, and to note trigger concentrations and sampling errors. Flow charts clarify the steps required in selecting the final solutions to problems of contamination.

New Statesman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 425


London overlooked

Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9355

Sketches with descriptive text of the oddities and lesser known beauties of London.

Public sculpture of the city of London

Author: Philip Ward-Jackson

Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr


Category: Art

Page: 520

View: 7596

By the end of the seventeenth century, the City of London was already by far the most important center of trade and finance in the world. This financial and commercial supremacy was reflected in some of the most impressive architecture and public sculpture of the last 300 years. With over 420 photographs and over 550 pages, Philip Ward-Jackson’s book is a unique survey of one of the most architecturally exciting and diverse cities in the world. "Ward-Jackson’s guide is an amazing feat of scholarship and tenacity."—James Hall, Times Literary Supplement "Public Sculpture in the City of London is a glorious work... thoroughly researched and well-illustrated."—Simon Jenkins, The Spectator



Author: Rachel Cusk

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518750879

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 5560

„Eine Übergangsphase“ prophezeit ihr eine astrologische Spam-Mail. Und tatsächlich verändert sich für die Schriftstellerin Faye gerade vieles: Nach einer kräftezehrenden Scheidung ist sie mit ihren beiden Söhnen zurück nach London gezogen und hat bei der Suche nach einer Wohnung einem Gefühl nachgegeben, das augenblicklich verschwand. Anders als die heruntergekommene Haushälfte, die sie jetzt ihr Eigen nennt. Sie lebt auf einer Baustelle, täglich ereignet sich eine kleine Katastrophe, während sie sich einem Ort anzunähern versucht, den sie schon einmal Heimat nannte. Sie trifft Freunde von früher und knüpft neue Bekanntschaften, sie erfährt von den Schicksalen und Krisen der anderen, spricht über Wahlfreiheiten und Notwendigkeiten und gelangt nach und nach zu einer weitreichenden Erkenntnis, die alles auf den Kopf stellt. Wie können wir uns darin einrichten, wenn wir dem eigenen Leben zugleich entfliehen wollen? Mit Scharfsinn und Witz erzählt Transit von vertrackten Sehnsüchten, entscheidenden Momenten und dem Rätsel persönlicher Veränderung.

The man who drew London

Wenceslaus Hollar in reality and imagination

Author: Gillian Tindall

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 3639

The fascinating story of the artist/engraver who drew London before and after the Great Fire of 1666. A young engraver making a precarious living wandering around Europe, Hollar was employed by an English lord who took him to London, where he became known for his fashion plates, maps and panoramas.


Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257600259

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

View: 8394

Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

Distorted images

British national identity and film in the 1920s

Author: Kenton Bamford

Publisher: I. B. Tauris


Category: Motion pictures

Page: 227

View: 7170


Reclaiming Contaminated Land

Author: T. Cairney

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401165041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

View: 1822

Chemically contaminated land has only recently been recognized as an immediate or long-term potential hazard, and published guidance on how to tackle such land has been sparse. Indeed much of the available technical work emphasizes the risks and dangers, rather than indicating safe and economical strategies of reclamation. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the important aspects of land reclamation. Its basic aim is to dispel the myths that have become associated with the subject and to indicate methods and strategies that can be used for safe and economical reclamation. The authors concentrate on the more important facets of reclamation and indicate where advice and information is more or less certain. As in any newly developed field there are still uncertainties and, for this reason, not all the chapters contain equivalent amounts of detail. All the authors have expertise in the field of land reclamation, and differences in emphasis between authors reflect the present state of the subject. Overall, the book emphasizes that contaminated land can be reclaimed safely provided that sufficient attention is paid to detail and that the proposed end use of the land is appropriate and based on a detailed knowledge of the site.