London I: The City of London: The City of London v. 1 (The Buildings of England)

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The City of London encompasses architecture of unsurpassed richness and variety. It boasts the Tower of London, the greatest of all English fortresses, as well as the largest Guildhall in the realm. The genius of Sir Christopher Wren is apparent in the form of St Paul's Cathedral, whilst Richard Roger's iconoclastic Lloyd's building is an example of the flamboyant statements of the twentieth-century. This guide unlocks the City's treasures, investigating its growth as well as its distinctivearchitectural character.

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"The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.

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SIR NIKOLAUS PEVSNER (1902-83), one of the most learned and stimulating twentieth-century writers on art and architecture, founded the Buildings of England series in 1951, and was the founding editor of The Pelican History of Art and The Buildings of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

SIMON BRADLEY worked for the Historic Royal Palaces Agency before joining The Buildings of England. He is now starting work on a new City of Westminster volume to complete the London series.

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