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Publisher Comments:

A beguiling combination of anecdote, analysis, and opinion, London: Bread and Circuses is Jonathan Glancey's personal and political take on a city he loves.

Synopsis:

Wherever and whenever state and church, state and autocracy, political and architectural ambition have met and loved one another hungrily, domes have raised their imperious, lofty heads. At once magnificent and messy, old-fashioned and ultra-modern, opulent and squalid, London is something of a mongrel city, cross-bred over the centuries from cut-throat commerce, high finance and unrestrained creativity.

About the Author

Jonathan Glancey is Architecture and Design Editor of the Guardian, a position he previously held at the Independent. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, his previous books include New British Architecture, Twentieth Century Architecture and The Story of Architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859846452
Subtitle:
Bread and Circuses
Author:
Glancey, Jonathan
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
England
Subject:
London
Subject:
Architecture and society
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
International Architecture - British
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
20020217
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 COLOR and 30 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.64x5.56x.59 in. .75 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Urban Planning
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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"Synopsis" by , Wherever and whenever state and church, state and autocracy, political and architectural ambition have met and loved one another hungrily, domes have raised their imperious, lofty heads. At once magnificent and messy, old-fashioned and ultra-modern, opulent and squalid, London is something of a mongrel city, cross-bred over the centuries from cut-throat commerce, high finance and unrestrained creativity.
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