Unseen London

Author: N.A

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711239074

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 1033

From Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, Big Ben to the Old Bailey, embark on a thrilling tour of the hidden interiors of some of London's most iconic buildings. Celebrated photographer Peter Dazeley takes you deep into the boiler room of the city's infrastructure, into the changing rooms of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, and behind the scenes at the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile. Photographs of these extraordinary buildings – some derelict, but many still working – are accompanied by the story of how each of these places was created, how they are used, and what they reveal about the currents of power flowing through the city. See a glimpse of London behind closed doors with this unique guide to the city's buildings, revised and updated for 2017 to include the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Inigo Jones Banqueting Hall at Palace of Whitehall, and the Royal Courts of Justice, Supreme Court and Bow Street Magistrates Court.

London Uncovered

Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

Author: Mark Daly

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012164

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 3837

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. Collectively, Dazeley's images form a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive, an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique character. Mark Daly describes the history and the character of each place, uncovering a wealth of stories. Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London: 'A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.' Daily Telegraph 'Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.' Daily Express 'Fascinating.' Fabric magazine 'A joy' Evening Standard

London Theatres

Author: Michael Coveney

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781012350

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6304

London is the theatre capital of the world. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, from cutting-edge plays to Shakespeare in its original staging, from outdoor performance to intimate fringe theatre, the range and quality is unsurpassed. Leading theatre critic Michael Coveney invites you on a tour of the forty-five theatres which make the London stage what it is, with stories of the architecture, the people and the productions which have defined each one. Sumptuous photographs by Peter Dazeley of the public areas, auditorium and backstage complete the picture. Contents include: 1. Grandes Dames: The Grade I listed Haymarket, Drury Lane, and Covent Garden Opera House 2. Palaces of Pleasure: The London Palladium, the Coliseum, Lyceum, and Prince of Wales 3. Popular landmarks: The National Theatre, Old Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Roundhouse, and Royal Court 4. Informal delights: The Young Vic, Almeida, Donmar, and The Other Palace, opening 2017 5. Legends Alive: Richmond Theatre, The Playhouse, Adelphi, and the New Ambassadors 6. Hidden Gems: Alexandra Palace, The BBC Radio Theatre, Normansfield and Charing Cross theatres 7. Eastward Ho!: Barbican, Hackney Empire, Stratford East, and Wilton’s Music Hall 8. West End jewels: The Savoy, Novello, Duke of York's, St Martin's, and Criterion

London Rock

The Unseen Archive

Author: Alec Byrne

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753550007

Category: Photographers

Page: 254

View: 8663

Up close, back stage, tiny gigs, pre-famous - Led Zep to Bowie as you've never seen them. Released to coincide with an exhibition at Proud Central, London (8th December - 28 January), this huge rock treasure chest contains over 250 previously unpublished premium images from the epicentre of London's exploding music scene, from the mid-sixties to the early seventies. Lavishly produced to create a fitting showcase for Alec's extraordinarily rich, until now hidden, private collection, London Rock is a stunning experience.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105495957

Category: Homelessness

Page: 169

View: 7064

Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.

Great Houses of London

Author: James Stourton

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711237223

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 3425

'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but their riches within are astonishing. There are many architectural wonders, among them Robert Adam's 20 St James's Square and William Burges's Tower House. Several - including Bridgewater House with its Raphaels and Titians - have held great art collections. These are houses that hold extraordinary stories: half the Cabinet resigned after breakfast at Stratford House; and on 4 August 1914, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, then the German Embassy, young duty clerk Harold Nicholson deftly substituted one declaration of war for another. Great Houses of London opens the door to some of the greatest and grandest houses in the world to tell the stories of their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaptation and change.

London Street Photography, 1860-2010

Author: Mike Seaborne,Anna Sparham

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781907893032

Category: Photography

Page: 119

View: 3000

A fascinating view of London street life of the last 150 years. It includes the work of well-known photographers such as Paul Martin, John Thomson, Humphrey Spender, Bert Hardy, L�szl� Moholy-Nagy, Roger Mayne and Tony Ray-Jones as well as the work of many anonymous photographers whose contribution has been just as important in recording the story of the city.


Portrait of a City

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714838595

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 8866

A pocket-sized book that celebrates the hidden secrets of London.

Lost London 1870-1945

Author: Philip H. Davies,English Heritage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909242272

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 384

View: 4741

Described as a publishing phenomenon, Lost London transports the reader back in time with amazing and evocative photographs. For this revised edition another 16 pages and approximately 50 previously unpublished photographs have been added

Images of London Hidden Interiors

Author: Philip Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909242432


Page: 144

View: 7266

Lavishly illustrated introduction to 64 of London's most fascinating and best conserved interiors, abridged from bestselling London Hidden Interiors.

Walking Dickens’ London

Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747812330

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 2776

Written by the acclaimed historical novelist Lee Jackson, this book recreates the sights and sounds of Dickens' London and provides a detailed itinerary for those keen to follow in the footsteps of 'The Inimitable Boz'. Each of the eight walks conjures up forgotten scenes of London life – stage-coaches racing through the Borough; herds of cattle driven through suburban streets to reach Smithfield market; the uproar of a hanging outside Newgate Gaol – together with directions to the most atmospheric and intriguing parts of the Victorian metropolis which have survived into the twenty-first century.

Great Pubs of London

Pocket Edition

Author: George Dailey

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791385143


Page: 240

View: 1703

Brimming with gorgeous photos and witty text, this elegant book celebrates London's most renowned and historic pubs. For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions--from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special; their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as "on the wagon" and "one for the road" to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the "Bucket of Blood", and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a "great rambling queer old place". Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.

Unseen Mcqueen

Barry Feinstein

Author: James Dagon,Tony Nourmand

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9781909526105

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 388

These stunning images of Steve McQueen taken by photography legend Barry Feinstein - at the race track, on the set of Bullitt and relaxing with friends - have all remained completely unseen until now, and they are reproduced for the first time in magnificent quality in this volume. This deluxe limited edition book is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies - a must-have luxury collectors item. Presented in a clamshell box, the book also includes a limite edition, numbered print stamped by Feinstein's estate and completely exclusive to this edition.

London Architecture

Author: Marianne Butler,Stephen Millar,Maxwell Hutchinson

Publisher: Metro Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781902910383

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

View: 1833

A revised and expanded, authoritative guide taking the reader through almost 2,000 years of architectural achievement From the remains of the Roman amphitheater to the soaring glass structures of the 21st-century city, London offers a unique architectural experience. Each chapter in this guide contains readily accessible examples of buildings of every period and sets them in their historical contexts. It includes nine fully described walks and easy-to-follow maps to accompany a saunter through the fascinating story of the city's architecture. Also featured are some of the many shops, bars, and restaurants of architectural interest, making this an essential resource for both Londoners and visitors alike.

London 1958-59

Author: Sergio Larrain

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781899235711

Category: History

Page: 60

View: 5120

Nostalgic portrait of a London long since disappeared, by master photographer Sergio Larrain.

London's Theatres

Author: Mike Kilburn

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847738035

Category: Theater architecture

Page: 160

View: 4521

An illustrated history of 53 West End theatres.

Hidden Treasures of London

Author: Michael McNay

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1847946178

Category: History

Page: 582

View: 3499

A lavishly illustrated guide to London's lesser-known cultural gems Nobody could deny that London is one of the most culturally and architecturally rich places in the world. We cannot think of it without calling to mind buildings such as the Houses of Parliament and St. Paul's Cathedral, monuments such as Nelson's Column and the Cenotaph, and the incredible collections of museums such as the V&A and Natural History Museum. But such glories can make us overlook some of the other, less obvious wonders that the city has to offer. Michael McNay has collected these more esoteric attractions here, highlighting masterpieces and locations of significance the length and breadth of the city and its suburbs. In some cases an entire building may draw his attention; perhaps a beautiful church tucked away on a backstreet or an unobtrusive townhouse which lodged some great figure. In other cases it may be only a particular object or feature; a display of photographs, or some particularly fine relief sculpture. In every case McNay describes the subject at hand in vivid detail and provides the reader with the cultural and historical context needed to fully appreciate it. However well you may think you know the capital, this book is certain to unlock more of its secrets to you, leading you away from well-trodden tourist destinations to explore the amazing secret history of this great city.

The Media Student's Book

Author: Gill Branston,Roy Stafford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415256100

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 2587

A comprehensive introduction for students of media studies, this third edition of The Media Student's Book has been thoroughly revised and updated in response to feedback from lecturers using the second edition, and now focuses on the higher education syllabus more than ever before.It covers all the key topics encountered at undergraduate level and provides a detailed and clear guide to concepts and debates. Key features include:* think points and discussion points to get students really engaging with the topics* lists of useful web sites, resource centres and suggestions for further reading to encourage additional study* follow-up activities and essay questions which can be used to set tutorial work*marginal terms, definitions and cross references to provide clear explanations of key concepts and complex theories* case studies throughout taken from advertising, films, radio, television, newspapers, magazines, photography and the Internet to ensure students are exposed to a rich range of media forms.Including a glossary of key terms for quick reference and revision, this third edition will be used by lecturers as a flexible teaching resource and by students to aid independent study.

New Architecture London

Author: Richard Schulman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791382784

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 355

This beautifully designed book showcases the extraordinary renaissance of London's architecture in the 21st century. London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world's most acclaimed architects. This breathtaking volume offers a fascinating look at the city's rapidly changing skyline and celebrates the enormous array of styles, materials, and cutting-edge technology that have been employed by today's leading architects. The projects profiled here--brought to life by photographer Richard Schulman--range from dance and aquatic centers to world-class museums and global office headquarters. The book includes Rafael Viñoly's "Walkie-Talkie" and "The Gherkin" by Foster + Partners, as well as Renzo Piano's mixed-use skyscraper, "The Shard," across the Thames. Tucked into a medieval alley, OMA's New Court Rothschild Bank nimbly juxtaposes contemporary features with more traditional ones. Meanwhile, alongside St. Paul's Cathedral, Jean Nouvel's One New Change cleverly plays off its storied environs with an ingeniously constructed glass block that allows for multiple views of the iconic church. From the Tate Modern extension to the Emirates Airline tram, and from the Peckham Library to the US Embassy building, no new stone is left unturned or unremarked upon. This book demonstrates how one of the world's oldest cities manages to feel eternally new and exciting.

Unseen Vogue

The Secret History of Fashion Photography

Author: Robin Derrick,Robin Muir

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780316860239

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 5451

Drawn from the archives of "Vogue" magazine this survey of fashion photography aims to go beyond the cliches and "greatest hits" to tell a new story. It features the first attempts of many now famous photographers, pictures by forgotten masters, and out-takes from famous shoots.