The Barbican Estate


Author: Stefi Orazi
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849944571
Category: Architecture
Page: 284
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A celebration marking the 50th anniversary of an iconic example of brutalist architecture. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first residents moving into the Barbican Estate in London. This new book is a celebration of this unique complex – looking at the design of the individual flats as well as its status as a brutalist icon. Author and designer Stefi Orazi interviews residents past and present, giving an insight into how life on the estate has changed over the decades. The complex, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, is now Grade II listed, and is one of the world’s most well-known examples of brutalist architecture. Its three towers – Cromwell, Shakespeare and Lauderdale – are among London’s tallest residential spaces and the estate is an iconic landmark of the city. This is a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the estate, with newly commissioned photography by Christoffer Rudquist. It will show in detail each of the 100 different flat types, including newly drawn drawings of the flats as well as original plans and maps. Includes fascinating texts by leading architects and design critics, including John Allan of Avanti Architects on the unique building materials and fittings of the flats, and Charles Holland of Charles Holland Architects (and FAT co-founder) on the home and how these concrete towers have become such an integral part of Britain’s domestic and architectural history.

Placing London

From Imperial Capital to Global City
Author: John Eade
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571818034
Category: History
Page: 198
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London continues to fascinate a vast audience across the world, and an extensive, diverse literature now exists describing and analyzing this metropolis. The central question - what is London? - has produced many answers but none of them, the author argues, uncovers the complex ways in which knowledge is constructed in the diverse attempts to represent places and people. On the contrary: a gulf has opened up between analysis of contemporary London as a global, postcolonial city, on the one hand, and historical accounts of the imperial capital on the other. The author shows how the gap can be bridged by combining an analysis of the representation over time by various experts of London and certain localities with an investigation of the ways in which residents have represented their communities through struggles over symbolic and material resources.

The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition)


Author: Christopher Hibbert,Ben Weinreb,John Keay,Julia Keay
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230738788
Category: Reference
Page: 1120
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‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. ‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes...a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London

2019
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241374022
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this historic city. This edition comes complete with five exclusive audio walks to help you get the most from your trip. Explore London's world-class museums, uncover the city's history at Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, or enjoy a show in the West End: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of London with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London, 2019 - Over 50 colour maps, and a map of the tube system, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of London, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the inside of St Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace and more - Colour photographs of London's historic sights, museums, churches, parks and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Whitehall and Westminster; Piccadilly, Mayfair and St James's; Soho and Trafalgar Square; Covent Garden and the Strand; Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia; Holborn and the Inns of Court; the City; Smithfield and Spitalfields; Southwark and Bankside; the South Bank; Chelsea; South Kensington and Knightsbridge; Kensington and Holland Park; Regent's Park and Marylebone; Hampstead and Highgate; Greenwich and Blackheath; and beyond the city - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the city's history, famous Londoners, festivals and traditions - Experience the culture with features on London's best museums and galleries, iconic churches, parks and gardens, plus an illustrated river view of the city - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, how to get around, plus visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London, 2019 is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to London. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Planning a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 London guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Identity and Heritage

Contemporary Challenges in a Globalized World
Author: Peter F. Biehl,Douglas C. Comer,Christopher Prescott,Hilary A. Soderland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319096893
Category: Social Science
Page: 172
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This book will suggest new agendas for identity and heritage studies by means of presenting contentious issues facing archaeology and heritage management in a globalized world. The book is not only present the variability of heritage objectives and experiences in the New and Old World, and opens a discussion, in a shrinking world, to look beyond national and regional contexts. If the heritage sector and archaeology are to remain relevant in our contemporary world and the near future, there are a number of questions concerning the politics, practices and narratives related to heritage and identity that must be addressed. Questions of relevance in an affluent, cosmopolitan setting are at odds with those relevant for a region emerging from civil war or ethnic strife, or a national minority battling oppression or ethnic cleansing. A premise is that heritage represents a broad scope of empirically and theoretically sound interpretations – that heritage is a response to contemporary forces, as much as data. It is therefore necessary constantly to evaluate what is scientifically accurate as well as what is valid and relevant and what can have a contemporary impact.

For the Love of London

A Companion
Author: Julian Beecroft
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1786851121
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 240
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Have you ever wondered... • Why the Queen asks permission to enter the City? • Where in London you are required to drive on the right? • What is the history behind Pearly Kings and Queens? From the garden suburbs to the action-packed centre, the city of London reveals layer upon layer of history, culture, delights – and secrets. Whether you’re intrigued by London’s rich history or fascinated by its glittering cultural scene, ‘For the Love of London’ will take you on a tour encompassing architecture, royalty, landmark events, historical figures, crime, culture and a host of surprising facts about the world’s finest city.

Public sculpture of the city of London


Author: Philip Ward-Jackson
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 520
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By the end of the seventeenth century, the City of London was already by far the most important center of trade and finance in the world. This financial and commercial supremacy was reflected in some of the most impressive architecture and public sculpture of the last 300 years. With over 420 photographs and over 550 pages, Philip Ward-Jackson’s book is a unique survey of one of the most architecturally exciting and diverse cities in the world. "Ward-Jackson’s guide is an amazing feat of scholarship and tenacity."—James Hall, Times Literary Supplement "Public Sculpture in the City of London is a glorious work... thoroughly researched and well-illustrated."—Simon Jenkins, The Spectator

Time Out London 22nd edition


Author: Time Out Guides Ltd
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473514010
Category: Travel
Page: 416
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Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. London, city of Beefeaters, red buses and Buckingham Palace is also a restless innovator: it is home to new projects and stellar architecture (the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid and a grand new Design Museum), year after year of new luxe hotels, boutiques and restaurants, now even whole new neighbourhoods – the Olympic Park in the east, the revitalised Victoriana of King’s Cross to the north. The Time Out London City Guide continues to chart the ups and downs of a city both ancient and cutting edge. With the help of local journalists and experts, the Time Out London Guide takes you beyond the superficial – into the places where locals play, sampling the full extent of its museums and galleries, the best of its eating, shopping and carousing, the most interesting sights, strolls and excursions. The London city guide highlights: Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out London map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in London, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic’s choices pick out the best London sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance London restaurants, pubs and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way London hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.

Curating Human Remains

Caring for the Dead in the United Kingdom
Author: Myra Giesen
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843838060
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
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The difficult and sensitive issue of how museums and other repositories should treat human remains in their possession is here addressed through a number of important case studies.

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Design, Business and Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial design
Page: N.A
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Das Eichsfeld

Die Schönsten Seiten - At Its Best
Author: Günter Kirchner
Publisher: Sutton Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783954001507
Category:
Page: 83
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The Estate We're In


Author: Nicola Baird
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780225199
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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An overview of car culture, addressing questions such as: what is Carhenge? Is the A13 Britain's Route 66? And why are we addicted to fast cars? Whether you are passionate about classic cars, suffer from road rage, know a boy racer or protested against the Newbury bypass, this book is for you. Focusing on the driving forces behind car culture - freedom, speed and the political clout of the motor lobby - it asks the million dollar question: if driving is so much fun, why do we hate every other driver on the road?

Barbican

Penthouse Over the City
Author: David Heathcote
Publisher: Academy Press
ISBN: 9780470851432
Category: Architecture
Page: 232
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Penthouse Over the City sheds light on one of the most ambitious, and controversial, architectural undertakings of the last century; the Barbican Estate. This leviathan project, with its futuristic vision and Byzantine intricacy included, in its final incarnation, the highest apartments in Europe, an underground railway and an arts centre composed of a theatre, concert hall, art galleries, cinemas and a library. Its grand-scale conception included elements drawn from the rustication of Florentine palaces, the water and walkways of Venice, the elegant squares of Georgian London and the high-rise designs of the U.S. Today, the cultural and architectural communities are re-assessing the site's significance in light of the achievement it represents. To its residents, Barbican living is an addiction. Its story spans decades or changing ideologies and tastes, and this book tells its full story for the first time.