The Buildings Of England. London Docklands. An Architectural Guide

Williamson Elizabeth, Pevsner Nikolaus

$15.50
In Stock


In Stock: 1


Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penquin Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: First Edition

Description: 320 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Throughout the world in the last thirty years, docks have been closed and docklands redeveloped. This book focuses on London's docklands, regenerated since 1981 with the help of the London Docklands Development Corporation. The gradual growth of Thames-side wharves and the building of the great enclosed docks after 1800 have left a rich legacy of pioneering dock structures grafted on to, and transforming, a venerable riverside pattern. Two Baroque Hawksmoor churches, St George-in-the-East and St Anne, Limehouse, belong to old riverside communities where Victorian warehouses stand cheek-by-jowl with Georgian houses, achools and churches. The great warehouses near Tower Bridge have been imaginatively converted to form new urban quarters enjoyed by tourists and Londoners. Exciting new architecture can be found from Bermondsey, where CZWG's bright-red China Wharf contrast with sensitive infill by Michael Hopkins, to East India Docks, with its high-tech buildings by Rogers and Grimshaw. Over all, the beacon of Cesar

ISBN: 9780140710960

(163997)

320 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Add more book(s) to your order and receive Discounted and Free postage!



More From This Category