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London City of Cities - CityScopes

Hardback (12 Apr 2021)

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Synopsis

City of cities, the modern world's first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world's memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as its lived history has mutated into the heritage industry.
 
In this book, Londoner Phil Baker explores the city's history and the London of today, balancing well-known major events with more curious and eccentric details. He reveals a city of almost unmatched historical density and richness. For Baker, London turns out to be Gothic in all senses of the word and enjoyably haunted by its own often bloody past. And despite extensive redevelopment, as he shows in this engaging and insightful book, some of the magic remains.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789142181
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 696g
Height: 148mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 26mm