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London Hidden Interiors

English Heritage Book
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Product Code: 19279

Following his successes with revealing London's vanished architectural heritage in Lost London and Panoramas of Lost London, Philip Davies now turns his attention to London's "180 of London's best conserved and least known interiors are revealed in over 1200 spectacular photographs - most taken specially for this book and not previously published A celebration of English Heritage's conservation success in a Jubilee year The most exciting new book about London in generations - backed by major national Marketing & Publicity Campaign" conserved heritage, presenting an expert introductory essay followed by the most extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs of London's historic interiors ever published.
The increasing popularity of Open City has stimulated the curiosity of local Londoners and visitors from afar, awakening renewed interest and comprehension of London's succes in preserving amazing interiors, from private salons to traditional public houses, from ornate churches to industrial plants.
London Hidden Interiors has one hundred and eighty examples which have been selected from a complete range of building types to convey the richness and diversity of London's architectural heritage and the secrets that lie within. It concentrates generally on the buildings and interiors that are lesser known and to which the public are not normally allowed the hidden and the unusual, the quirky and the eccentric, although there is space too for some of the better known.
The careful composition, superb lighting and exposure of the images featured in this book are themselves a lesson in conservation, capturing the sense of these unique spaces whilst at the same time revealing the important architectural detail; Derek Kendall's photographs, perfectly reproduced, make this book a visual delight and a major contribution to the architectural history of London.

To learn more about this wonderful book please visit the 'London Hidden Interiors' website


Publication Date:
October 2012
Extent: 448pp
Illustration: 1200 plus spectacular photographs
Word count: 100,000 words

Size: 290mm x 245mm
Author 1: Philip Davies
Author 2: Photography by Derek Kendall
ISBN: 978-0-9568642-4-6
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by Louis Berk on 03 Sep 2013 at 19:55
Great book
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Wonderful book - definitely worth the price.
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Magnificent book - have bought as present for friends. Highly recommended
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by Haydn Neal on 26 Dec 2012 at 13:13
A wonferful book, worth every penny.
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by Matthew Moran on 06 Dec 2012 at 17:31
I saw this book advertised in the Guardian and on your website. It lives up to your descriptions and has been a wonderful Christmas gift to myself and others.
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