London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide by Ken AllinsonLondon's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide by Ken Allinson

London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide

byKen Allinson, Victoria ThorntonEditorKen Allinson

Paperback | July 9, 2014

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London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world¿s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London¿s finest contemporary architecture.

  • features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park
  • provides a superb full colour photographic record of the capital
  • aids navigation of the city¿s greatest architectural sights with a clear map-based format
  • considers each district in turn, identifying the buildings most worthwhile visiting, and providing essential information and insights into each
  • includes a large scale, portable, lightweight map, for use when walking the tours

Jam packed with the author¿s intimate architectural experience and knowledge of London¿s buildings, the accompanying commentary is both lively and entertaining, providing all the information that any architectural explorer will need to appreciate and experience London¿s contemporary architecture.

Ken AllinsonAADipl RIBA is the author ofThe Wild Card of Design(1992),Getting There by Design(1996) andArchitects and Architecture of London(2008), as well as earlier editions of this guide. During his career Ken worked for and with, among others, Richard Rogers, John Winter, Archigram Architects, Terry Farrell, YRM and DEGW. He has ta...
Title:London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9.5 × 6.8 × 0.9 inPublished:July 9, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415825024

ISBN - 13:9780415825023


Table of Contents

Using the Guide  A Patterned Metropolis  A Contemporary Context  Indicative Changes The CityLondon¿s Historic Core  Around St Paul¿s  Wood Street to The Barbican  Bank to the River Thames  Lloyds to the River Thames  City North East  Shoreditch and Hoxton  City North West to the River Thames  The City: Southern Perimeter East Central Wapping, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich and Surrey Quays  The Royal Docks  Hoxton and Stratford  Barking Central The West End West End (WEA)  West End (WEB) North Central  West Central  South Central  South West  off map  Index of Architects and Buildings.