LONDON HIDDEN INTERIORS


LONDON HIDDEN INTERIORS

PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 84881    Product format: Hardback

On the first attack of the Blitz alone, one in six buildings was damaged or destroyed London-wide, and in the City one in three was levelled. Despite national austerity, bold decisions were taken to reinstate many historic buildings and their priceless interiors with the highest levels of skill and craftsmanship as a statement of national resurgence. Consequently there are exists today a wealth of treasures hidden behind London's inscrutable façades about which the general public is only dimly aware, many of which lie behind the closed doors of offices, embassies, institutions, clubs and private houses. English Heritage chooses 1700 colour photos of 180 of London's best conserved and least known quirky or eccentric interiors to portray the full richness and diversity of London's architectural heritage. Where else can the astounding opulence and splendour of the Old Bailey, the Bank of England and Lincoln's Inn New Hall and Library rubs shoulders with, and be of arguably equal important as Stockwell Bus Garage, Battersea Power Station, the Gala Bingo Club in Mitcham and Manzes Eel Pie and Mash shop in Walthamstow? With jaw-dropping photos of amazing interiors by Derek Kendall. Crisp and informative text by the author of Panoramas of Lost London. Big glamorous hardback, 10" x 11¾", 448pp.
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ISBN 9780956864246
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