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The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town
Modern-day London abounds with a multitude of gardens, enclosed by railings and surrounded by houses, which attest to the English love of nature. These green enclaves, known as squares, are among the most distinctive and admired features of the metropolis and are England's greatest contribution to the development of European town planning and urban form. Traditionally, inh ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Paul Mellon Centre BA
(first published April 10th 2001)
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Definitely the best book on London squares I've ever read. Very large amount of pictures, which is nice. Looks at the development and purpose of squares and their history with changing architectural practices and stuff like the class character. No histories of specific squares, although the major ones are used as examples of the general history so you get some facts about them. Definitely worth reading if you're interested.