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Lost London 1870-1945

Lost London 1870-1945

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The amount of superb architecture that has been lost to the deadly combination of rapacious developers, d**k swinging architects and vainglorious local politicians is appalling. I was however absolutely appalled by the way it was packaged in what was no more than a two layer thick brown paper bag. If your name or address details have changed you will be required to upload or post evidence of your new details.

The only thing I wish was that Davies had provided more details on the dates many buildings were originally built - although, I also realize that, in many cases, the buildings were built and re-built over extensive periods of time, so exact dates can be difficult, if not impossible. I actually collect old photographs myself, so the subject matter is naturally of interest to me, but this informative book also taught me an awful lot that I didn’t know about London in days gone by. One of my first reactions was Eugene Atget coming to mind when first browsing through the images: the streets, sometimes with and sometimes without people. Now a still more hefty tome with the same title, accompanying an exhibition, appears under the mainstream auspices of English Heritage, authored indeed by the organisation’s London and South-East England Planning and Development Director – though, as I am sure he realises, the very words ‘planning and development’ carry a whisper of warning to those who have lived through the worse that planning can do. The East End, were among the ship chandlers, opium dens a wilderness of dirt, rags and hunger, this part of London is haunting and heartbreaking but filled with a strength of character.I had rather expected that the devastation of Second World War bombing would be the dominant theme of the book, but in fact only the last (comparatively short) chapter concentrated on that dark chapter in London’s history. View the Freedom Pass privacy statement to find out what information we collect, why we collect it, and how long we keep your information for. I only spotted one howler: Percy Bysshe Shelley didn’t marry Mary Wollstonecraft, but her daughter, Mary Godwin. The idea for the film came to Harrelson following a night out at Chinawhite, a club in Soho, in 2002.

These were the result of surviving buildings from smaller villages being swallowed up by relentless urban sprawl. That was 1971, the moment when the destructive, let-us-build-a-brave-new-world forces of the postwar period were finally in retreat, rattled by a rising storm of protest at the obliteration of familiar townscapes. The black and white photographs (more than 500) are such a fascinating feast for the eye, and compel careful study and thought. In a former life in the 1990s I used to work for English Heritage as one of its select and overly academic team of ‘monograph’ editors.Lost in London' movie release date, latest news: Woody Harrelson stars in first-ever live streamed movie". We continue our wander, but become lost and find ourselves on the other side of London, the fog sets in. In some cases, they could have been repaired, but by this time, London had been surpassed by New York City, and the post-war Labour scuzzlebutts could only concentrate on creating ugly public housing units. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.



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