Pevsner dedicated his original volume, on the Cities of London & Westminster, to the nights spent fire watching from Birkbeck College. Simon Bradley's revised volume, on the City alone, examines in detail the legacy of destruction and the subsequent reconstructions, in the aftermath of the War and in more recent memory, during the "boom" period from 1985-1993, when half of the City office space was rebuilt. Reconstruction on such a scale can only be compared with the rebuilding after the Great Fire when the City churches were designed by Sir Christopher Wren. His ingenuity is displayed in his masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral; one amongst the many buildings which make up the City's rich architectural heritage. The guide describes a city both ancient and modern, ranging from Georgian masterpieces by Soane and Hawksmoor to lavish Victorian market buildings, from the iconoclastic Lloyd's building to the lesser known Livery Halls of the City Guilds.
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Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83) was founding editor of The Pelican History of Art and of The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Bridget Cherry became Pevsner's research assistant in 1968, was series editor from 1971 to 2002, and is coauthor of "London 2: South," "London 3: North West," and "London 4: North," Charles O'Brien has been an editor of the "Pevsner Architectural Guides" since 2002.
"To historians and students and all who want to know a county in depth, the new editions form an essential encyclopedia; as Pevsner himself said when the first revisions came out, these are the ones to have." Andor Gomme, Times Literary Supplement
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