• Architecture

Unseen London


Author: N.A
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711239074
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
View: 2997
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.

    • Architecture

London Uncovered

Sixty Unusual Places to Explore
Author: Mark Daly
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781012164
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
View: 5123
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

    • Photographers

London Rock

The Unseen Archive
Author: Alec Byrne
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN: 9780753550007
Category: Photographers
Page: 254
View: 6269
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.

    • Architecture

London Theatres


Author: Michael Coveney
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781012350
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
View: 3716
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

    • Homelessness

Down and Out in Paris and London


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105495957
Category: Homelessness
Page: 169
View: 4910
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.

    • Travel

Great Houses of London


Author: James Stourton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237223
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 2149
'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.

    • Photography

London Street Photography, 1860-2010


Author: Mike Seaborne,Anna Sparham
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: 9781907893032
Category: Photography
Page: 119
View: 6386
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.

    • History

Londonopolis

A Curious and Quirky History of London
Author: Martin Latham
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 184994282X
Category: History
Page: 300
View: 8183
This curious history of London whisks you down the rabbit hole and into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the cockneys, politicians, fairies, philosophers, gangsters and royalty that populate the city, their stories becoming curiouser and curiouser as layers of time and history are peeled back. Find out which tube station once housed the Elgin Marbles and what lies behind a Piccadilly doorway that helped Darwin launch his theory of evolution and caused the Swedes to wage war against Britain. Do you believe in fairies? Do you know which Leadenhall site became a Nag's Head tavern, morphing into the mighty East India Company, before taking flight as the futuristic Lloyds Building? Who named the Natural History Museum's long-tailed dinosaur Mr Whippy? Spanning above and below ground, from the outer suburbs to the inner city, and from the medieval period to the modern day, Londonopolis is a celebration of the weird and the wonderful that makes the mysterious city of London so magical.

Images of London Hidden Interiors


Author: Philip Davies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909242432
Category:
Page: 144
View: 7893
Lavishly illustrated introduction to 64 of London's most fascinating and best conserved interiors, abridged from bestselling London Hidden Interiors.

    • Photography

Streets of London


Author: Mendo
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783961711178
Category: Photography
Page: 223
View: 2548
A candid photo portrait of London by more than 40 contemporary photographers Fresh perspectives on well-known landmarks as well as hidden London treasures A refreshing update of the 'classic' London photo book featuring photographers with strong online followings

    • Biography & Autobiography

Unseen

My Journey
Author: Reggie Yates
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473530962
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 6855
From Grange Hill to Top of the Pops, Reggie Yates has been on camera nearly all of his life, but it’s as a documentary filmmaker – and a pretty fearless one at that – where he has truly been making his mark, investigating everything from gun crime in Chicago, to life as a refugee in Iraq. In his first book, Unseen, Reggie takes us behind the scenes on his journey from TV host to documentary storyteller. Using some of the key moments and extreme circumstances he has found himself in, Reggie examines what he has learned about the world, and himself as a person. Beginning as a brief exploration of Reggie’s relationship with the camera and life growing up on screen, Unseen explores the journey Reggie has taken in the documentary world. Initially resistant to documentary making, Reggie was convinced his point of view as a young black working class man with a history in music, children’s TV and entertainment would not make his films remotely credible. Through conflict and challenges on screen, the understanding gained from the very thing once seen as a weakness would become his strength on camera, as the eye of the everyman and voice of the audience. Unseen unpicks the stories behind the fascinating characters and situations Reggie encounters across a series of films, as well as chronicling the personal growth through each testing shoot for Yates himself.

    • Theater architecture

London's Theatres


Author: Mike Kilburn
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
ISBN: 9781847738035
Category: Theater architecture
Page: 160
View: 1379
An illustrated history of 53 West End theatres.

    • Social Science

The Media Student's Book


Author: Gill Branston,Roy Stafford
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415256100
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
View: 1346
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.

    • History

Hidden Treasures of London


Author: Michael McNay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1847946178
Category: History
Page: 582
View: 1490
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.

Book Lovers' London


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902910499
Category:
Page: 352
View: 7647

    • History

London 1958-59


Author: Sergio Larrain
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: 9781899235711
Category: History
Page: 60
View: 7845
Nostalgic portrait of a London long since disappeared, by master photographer Sergio Larrain.

    • London (England)

Londonist Mapped

Hand-Drawn Maps for the Curious Londoner
Author: AA Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780749579104
Category: London (England)
Page: 96
View: 5602
The best of London as brought to you by Londonist, now featuring hand-drawn maps from some of our favorite British illustrators. Londonist is about London and everything that happens in it - and now it's mapped. The city at your fingertips, brought to life by an eclectic group of illustrators. Whether you're looking for something new to do around Brick Lane, or wondering about London's bridges and how they got their names, Londonist's team of contributors know the city and its history inside out. Appealing to map addicts, trivia junkies and Londoners-about town alike, this new compendium showcases hand-drawn maps inspired by some of the best of their writing.

    • Architecture

New Architecture London


Author: Richard Schulman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791382784
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
View: 9338
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.

    • Architecture

London Architecture


Author: Marianne Butler,Stephen Millar,Maxwell Hutchinson
Publisher: Metro Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781902910383
Category: Architecture
Page: 383
View: 6482
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.

    • Fiction

The Unseen


Author: Katherine Webb
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409112624
Category: Fiction
Page: 356
View: 503
From the author of the acclaimed debut THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception and illusion. England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand . . . This is not all Hester Canning has to cope with. When her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession . . . During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.