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Gilded City: Tour Medieval and Renaissance London

Author/EditorSmith, Duncan A. (Author)
ISBN: 9781914414848
Pub Date01/07/2022
BindingHardback
Pages160
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 200(w)
£25.00
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Throughout London's two-thousand-year history, architecture has expressed the identity of the city's diverse communities. From Franciscan friars to merchant bankers, royal dynasties to grocers and tailors, the ideals and wealth of these groups have been reflected in magnificent buildings and public spaces. Gilded City tells the fascinating history of London through its medieval and early modern architecture, and discusses how the powers these buildings and spaces represent have shaped the capital. As well as exploring famous landmarks, smaller-scale civic gems are revealed. Over eighty photographs are included, with maps and guides of nine recommended walking tours.

Throughout London's two-thousand-year history, architecture has expressed the identity of the city's diverse communities. From Franciscan friars to merchant bankers, royal dynasties to grocers and tailors, the ideals and wealth of these groups have been reflected in magnificent buildings and public spaces. Gilded City tells the fascinating history of London through its medieval and early modern architecture, and discusses how the powers these buildings and spaces represent have shaped the capital. As well as exploring famous landmarks, smaller-scale civic gems are revealed. Over eighty photographs are included, with maps and guides of nine recommended walking tours.

Duncan Alexander Smith is an urban geographer, who has been researching and exploring London for the last fifteen years. His early interest in history began during his childhood amongst the dreamy spires of his home city Edinburgh. He moved to London in 2005 to study at University College London, where he is now a lecturer specialising in digital mapmaking. Duncan is passionate about city heritage, sustainability and creativity, and celebrating the wonders of touring beautiful places on foot.

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