Following the course of the Thames, David Gentleman's London explores this splendid city in delightful detail—the beauty of its buildings, its many parks, and the villages and towns that form the Capital's outer rim. The traditional sights of London—Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul's—appear alongside many less familiar splendors, and often in powerful contrast to the new London that continues to develop around them. To accompany his pen and watercolor drawings, the artist provides, as always, a lively and observant commentary. David Gentleman, who has lived and worked in London for 30 years, has memorably captured the city's blend of idiosyncratic detail and grand, monumental statement.
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David Gentleman was born in 1930 in London and was educated at Hertford Grammar School and the Royal College of Art. He has designed murals and stamps, illustrated books for publishers in London and New York, made lithographs of landscape and architecture and exhibited many watercolours from his travels around the world. He lives and works in London. Forthcoming: 'David Gentleman's Britain' ISBN: 9781851496235 GBP25.00From Library Journal:
Gentleman's series defy easy classification. While not specifically for the armchair traveler, the art student, or the coffee table, the volumes in his series are irresistible for all of the above. Having already produced books on Paris, India, and Italy, Gentleman now turns to London, where he has lived for nearly 40 years. In 320 charming pen and watercolor drawings that follow the Thames River from Thames Barrier to Richmond, he brings the reader into intimate contact with his city. He imaginatively pairs the nave of St. Paul's with the cathedral-like Leadenhall Market, and the modern blocks of the new City with the headstones of Bunhill Fields (where cartloads of bones were brought from St. Paul's charnel-house in 1549). A rich treasure for both travel and art collections.
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Book Description Orion Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110753807009