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Titel: London Suburbs
Verlag: Merrell Holberton, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Introduction by Andrew Saint. Dust jacket has one or two minor scores. Slight bump on jacket spine head. Minor wear on lower leading corners of jacket. Minor denting on lower leading corners of boards. Name penned on front endpaper. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 428022
Inhaltsangabe: Examines London's suburban growth in its entirety, focusing on influences and events that have shaped the evolution of suburban design.
Rezension: If you've ever been bored in Bromley, cheesed-off in Chislehurst or quite frankly suicidal in South Woodford then this lavishly illustrated English Heritage-sponsored, multi-authored guide to the outlying environs of London might be just the ticket. Not only does it give lie to the idea that the 'burbs are an architectural desert devoid of interest to all but double-glazing salesmen, it actually points out that in many ways London's suburbs are where some of the most interesting socio-architectural experiments have taken place--from the modernist rhapsodies of Roehampton to the glass-and-concrete Venice of Thamesmead to the quintessential urban arcadia of Hampstead Garden Suburb, home of the world's very first cul-de-sac.
Not that the book shirks some of the suburban ideal's less happy offspring. Herein you will also find Becontree, Barking, Beckton and Broadwater Farm--along with lots of other ugly, tedious, remote, monotonous and often crime-ridden hell-holes. However, the general tenor of this marvellous, eye-opening volume is definitely upbeat. So much so that as one can idle through its comprehensive gazetteer, drool at its descriptions of leafy-green Georgian Barnsbury and lap up its idyllic pictures of Betjeman's Metroland and John Nash's rus in urbo it may even make you want to pack up your bags and move to Morden. Maybe. --Sean Thomas
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