"This book is as beguiling as a book can be ... From the first glimpse of its most agreeable small format - so satisfying to hold and with a cover that positively sings of the delights to be found within - you are charmed out of your wits." - Lucinda Lambton in The Oldie
"This is at one level a book about a part of London and its buildings. At another, it's a book about learning to savour our lives" - Alain de Botton
Take a walk around a park trodden by many but known by few. From Lancaster House, venue of famous speeches and summits, to 100 Piccadilly, the stage of an ongoing Soviet-themed reality experience, The Buildings of Green Park captures the unseen history of these well-travelled streets.
Green Park boasts a plethora of London landmarks, including Bridgewater House and the Canada Gates. The Buildings of Green Park gives each of these sites the attention they deserve, while also celebrating a multitude of overlooked buildings: those that are passed every day without comment from the guides. Local history, old photographs, paintings and floorplans offer a tantalising peek into the backstory behind these backdrops. Moving through the winter and into the spring, Andrew Jones's crisp photography captures a London shaped by past, present and hopes for the future.
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm
"The result is a concise insight into a slice of the capital's architecture that many of us walk past, but which few of us appreciate." - Country Life
"[Andrew] Jones, a local resident and self-proclaimed 'Green Parkie' is a passionate and informed cicerone. His observations are acute and amusing, and his book sits happily within the genre of strangers' guides to the metropolis." - Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, The Georgian
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