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The stones of London : a history in twelve buildings

Hollis, Leo2011
HISTORY. In a sweeping narrative, from its mythic origins to the glittering towers of the contemporary financial capital, THE STONES OF LONDON tells the story of twelve London buildings in a kaleidoscopic and unexpected history of one of the world's most enigmatic cities. From the Roman forum to the Gherkin, Regent Street to the East End, the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace, London's buildings are testament to the richness of its past. Behind the facades of these buildings lie the stories of the people, ideas and events that took place within them and that caused their creation.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
454 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., (some col.), plates ; 24 cm.
Includes index.Includes bibliography and index.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Words and Stones -- Fragments of an Ancient City -- 2.Westminster Abbey -- Henry Ill's Heaven on Earth -- 3.The Royal Exchange -- Sir Thomas Gresham and the Birth of Atlantic World -- 4.Greenwich -- Theatre, Power and the Origins of Modern Architecture -- 5.19 Princelet Street -- Spitalfields and the Rise and Fall of English Silk -- 6.Home House -- The Queen of Hell and the Art of Politeness -- 7.Regent Street -- John Nash and the creation of World Capital -- 8.The Houses of Parliament -- Sir Charles Barry, A. W. N. Pugin and the Rewriting of History -- 9.Victoria Embankment -- Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Formation of the Modern City -- 10.Wembley Stadium -- Suburbia and Empire -- 11.Keeling House -- Sir Denys Lasdun and the New Jerusalem -- 12.30 St Mary Axe -- Planning the Future City.
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Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - House and Garden720.941 HOLAvailableRecently returned
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