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The stones of London : a history in twelve buildings

Author: Leo Hollis
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of London, told through 12 of its most seminal buildings.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Hollis
ISBN: 9780297850823 0297850822
OCLC Number: 698587178
Description: 454 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Words and stones : fragments of an ancient city --
Westminster Abbey : Henry III's heaven on Earth --
The Royal Exchange : Sir Thomas Gresham and the birth of the Atlantic world --
Greenwich : theatre, power and the origins of modern architecture --
19 Princelet Street : Spitalfields and the rise and fall of English silk --
Home House : The Queen of Hell and the art of politeness --
Regent Street : John Nash and the creation of the world capital --
The Houses of Parliament : Sir Charles Barry, A.W.N. Pugin and the rewriting of history --
Victoria Embankment : Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the formation of the modern city --
Wembley Stadium : suburbia and empire --
Keeling House : Sir Denys Lasdun and the new Jerusalem --
30 St Mary Axe : planning the future city.
Responsibility: Leo Hollis.
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Hollis's absorbing ability to conjure and flesh each period he explores...Stories within stories tumble out like Russian dolls. By the end one has met many interesting characters and almost Read more...

 
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