Modern London – Illustrated architecture book
211 detailed illustrations, 122 buildings, 144 pages and 3.5 years of writing and illustrating — that’s Modern London.
“The most wonderful celebration of this city’s architecture, drawn and presented beautifully, with just the right amount of information”
Adam N Furman, architect & designer
“Lovely book, full of beautiful illustrations”
John Grindrod, author of Concretopia
“A must buy for anyone interested in London architecture.”
Goodreads rating: 4.62/5
Amazon rating: 4.2/5
Apart from major bookstores, the book is stocked at prestigious places like Tate Modern and Barbican Centre in London or National Building Museum in Washington.
Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:
From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape. Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life.
Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel at modern –day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the ‘Cheesegrater’. The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.