Mayfair captures perfectly the glamour, style, wealth and history of this unique area in superb photographs which reveal not only the familiar grandeur but also the unexpected treasures of Mayfair’s past and present.
An introduction by renowned historian Martin Gilbert sets Mayfair in its fascinating historical context and Michael Portillo contributes a series of lively introductions to each of the six main areas that make up Mayfair – Hanover Square, Berkeley Square, Shepherd Market, Grosvenor Square, Mount Street Gardens and Bond Street. Beautiful photographs and informative captions paint a picture of Mayfair that encompasses its rich history and dynamic present - whether describing Handel’s church of St George’s, the fabulous sculpture and art of its public spaces, the history of the famously louche Shepherd Market, its quiet havens and undiscovered gems or the sumptuous shopping experiences it affords.
Modern Mayfair is one of the most dynamic areas of London today, proud of its rich history and revelling in the energy of its cosmopolitan inhabitants. Gemma Levine has captured its unique spirit and style for everyone to enjoy.
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Gemma Levine began her career in 1975. Since that time she has published nineteen collections of her work, ranging from books on sculptor Henry Moore to her more recent portrait collections of famous people in Britain. Her work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery.
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Book Description Collins, 2008. 9780007262786, 2008. 1st edn signed and inscribed by author on half title. Square 4to. Original gilt lettered black cloth (VG), dustwrapper (torn and creased - in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. xxiii + 223 (no inscriptions). Bookseller Inventory # 96274
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-267-78-7298007