Fading London

Fading London

Second edition

Hardback (19 Nov 2019)

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Synopsis

At its core, London is a city in constant structural flux; an ever-evolving mass of glass and steel that shifts with the demands of contemporary design. Beyond the blaze of neon lights and the shrieks of braking double-decker buses, however, an older city survives. Here, in the margins, London's ghost signs haunt old alleyways and side streets. This book uncovers intricate fading landmarks of consumerism in London's more rugged back streets. The various discoloured and worn signs across the city unlock a forgotten social and commercial history, whilst simultaneously offering insight into what life was like in the early 1900s, when our now concrete capital was still blossoming.

Book information

ISBN: 9780750992596
Publisher: The History Press
Imprint: The History Press
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 741.6709410222
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 570g
Height: 242mm
Width: 195mm
Spine width: 16mm