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For John Russell, author of the highly successful Paris as well as a score of other volumes, writing London was a labor of love. English by birth, Russell lived in London for nearly 50 years, and here he offers a matchless tour of the key aspects of the city and its notable citizens through the centuries. 183 illustrations, including 86 in full color.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by ABRAMS (first published December 12th 1981)
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The much-honored Russell spent nearly thirty years as chief art critic for the London Sunday Times, and then came to New York and did the same thing for the New York Times for another sixteen years. Even after leaving London, though, he still considers himself an insider of that city, and in this book he shares his fifty-year perspective with the reader. It’s not a guidebook nor a travel book, but a highly idiosyncratic memoir of London, organized around diverse themes, including Samuel Johnson, ...more
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John Russell CBE was a British art critic.
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