The story of London, told through twelve of its most seminal buildings. In a sweeping narrative, from its mythic origins to the glittering towers of the contemporary financial capital, THE STONES OF LONDON tells the story of twelve London buildings in a kaleidoscopic and unexpected history of one of the world's most enigmatic cities. From the Roman forum to the Gherkin, Regent Street to the East End, the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace, London's buildings are testament to the richness of its past. Behind the facades of these buildings lie the stories of the people, ideas and events that took place within them and that caused their creation. They all have very human stories, of the men and women who dreamed and lived their lives in London, leaving their imprint upon the fabric of the capital.In the same way, the vast Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherda#39;s Bush which opened in October 2008 has ... End. Much of the discussion concerning the dream of the 2012 Olympic Village is about legacy a what remains after the three anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Stones of London|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-04-07|