Woolwich is a distinctive London district, a riverside settlement with pre-Roman origins which grew into a military-industrial center of national importance. Massive investment fueled a series of military establishments, a naval dockyard, and the Royal Arsenal, bringing prosperity to the town and dominating its economy. At the same time, Woolwich developed a dynamic civic identity, reflected in its impressive municipal buildings and ambitious public-housing program. This historic richness is not well-known. The new Survey of London volume brings together everything of significance in Woolwich's built history, and will prove invaluable to historians, planners, residents, and the wider public.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 2540 g
Dimensions: 286 x 222 x 41 mm
"Woolwich has been neglected . . . by architectural historians. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched book, edited by Peter Guillery, sets out to put this right."-Vaughan Hart, Burlington Magazine-- Vaughan Hart * Burlington Magazine *
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