Modern London: An illustrated tour of London’s cityscape from the 1920s to the present day

Written and illustrated by Lukas Novotny.

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


Goodreads rating: 4.62/5
Amazon rating: 4.2/5

Shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2019.


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.


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Europe: Amazon / Book Depository
Czech Republic: NejlevnejsiKnihy
US: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Indie Bound
Canada: Indigo
Australia: Booktopia
New Zealand: Allen & Unwin

Published: October 4, 2018
Format: Hardback, 144 Pages
Illustrations: 122 buildings and 89 buses, taxis etc.
ISBN: 9780711239722
Size: 191 mm x 246 mm / 7.52 in x 9.685 in
Weight: 685g
Publisher: White Lion
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