Lost London 1870-1945:ENGLISH HERITAGE (Foreword HRH Duke of Gloucester.) (Hardcover)
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Taken from English Heritage's collection of London images, this book by Phillip Davies features 500 fascinating photographs of the capital, some of which have never before been published. Spanning 1870 to 1947, they depict the city through a period that includes the construction of Tower Bridge.
Lost London 1870-1945 is a spectacular collection of more than 500 of the best images from the former London County Council archive of photographs, which has been held by English Heritage of the past 25 years.
Most have never been published before. Taken to provide a unique record of whole districts of London as they were vanishing, each of the photographs is a full plate image; stunning works of art in their own right.
This book is about the lost buildings and streets of London and about why some have remained and flourished whilst others have been swept away, opening windows on a vanished past; one which is tantalisingly familiar, but also hauntingly remote. Spanning a period of 75 years from 1870-1945, they depict a world in transition - from the coaching inns and horse-drawn city of the late Victorian age, through the 1920's and 1930's to wartime devastation. The images range from Little Dorrit's lodgings in Marshalsea Prison to the Prime Minister's bedroom at No.10 Downing Street. Each has its own story to tell.
Publication Date: 31st October 2009