Stupendous photo book – Lost London 1870-1945 by Philip Davies

Great book I spotted while searching in Chapters On Saturday. My sister treated me to it: $29.95.

 Lost London 1870-1945 by Philip Davies. English Heritage.

More than 500 spectacular unseen photographs of London, taken between 1875 and 1945, from the Archives of English Heritage. This unique archive shows Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian London before the major 20th century redevolopment. Athoritative text by Philip Davies from English Heritage.

My plan is to select some of the photos and use thme as guides for some pencil and pen and ink drawings.Image…chilling to see so many buiildings lost to German bombing during WW II.

Great photos, fascinating historical information,  a real pleasure to carefully read.

Be warned this book weighs one ton even, heavy paper for exceptional print reproduction quality.

this link is to a video describing the book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_rsZ3bgdHM

 

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