A crash course in London architecture.
Over 2,000 years of settlement give London its unique architectural heritage. Private enterprise shaped it and defined its parts: elegant West End squares may hallmark the classical townscape, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian enclaves identified by occupation or class make their own statement, notably in the City and East End. How to Read London reveals how London's domestic, civic, and commercial landscape has evolved and adapted from imperial capital to global city.
Chris Rogers writes on architecture and visual culture, informed by twenty years of investigation, research and conversations with practitioners. He creates and leads architectural tours, often working closely with architects, and is the author of The Power of Process: The Architecture of Michael Pearson (2010) and How to Read Paris (2016).
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