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London. Portrait of a City

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A photographic journey through the history of this epic city


Samuel Johnson famously said that: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” London’s remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world. London is
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Hardcover, 576 pages
Published September 2nd 2012 by Taschen (first published July 1st 2012)
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Mexx
Sep 09, 2014 Mexx rated it it was amazing
An absolute wonderful love letter to the city I was born in.

This book is choc-a-bloc full of gorgeous pictures and insights. An exceptional addition to my London book collection. I was stalking this book for some time and held off because of price, but it's totally worth it!
Martin
Sep 01, 2012 Martin rated it it was amazing


Worth every penny
Carol
Aug 11, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing
Wir schreiben das Jahr 2012 und eine Stadt ist im Olympiajahr in aller Munde: London, eine der berühmtesten Hauptstädte Europas. Mit dem Bildband "London - Portrait of a city" hat der Verlag TASCHEN - der im übrigen ein exquisites Programm in dieser Richtung führt - wieder ein Meisterwerk geschaffen. Der über 4 kg schwere und über 500 Seiten starke Prachtband besitzt einen attraktiven, matten Einband, der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart vereint. Auf der Rückseite ein schwarzweiß-Foto aus dem Jahre ...more
Jaq
This is such a wonderful book! It shows the different parts of London in different eras beginning from 1837 to the present time and shows how London, its culture and its people evolved and changed during those times.
It succeeds in capturing the dark as well as the light side of the city and shows its peculiarities and characteristics that make London to the city it is today.

Although the book is quite expensive, I think it is worth every penny! Also, I think every London-fan will enjoy to take a
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Wallie Burke
Jan 18, 2014 Wallie Burke rated it it was amazing
A large and heavy (literally) volume of fascinating historical photographs covering almost 175 years in the life of London.
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