A sumptuous book of the great houses of London features some of the most brilliant architecture, exuberant interiors and impressive designs in the city. With informative text and photographs by Fritz von der Schulenberg, this book opens our eyes to the histories which lie behind the facades.
The latest of Philip Davies' magnificent photographic books on London (following Lost London and Panoramas of Lost London) features 1,200 photos of the city's less well-known architectural heritage: the interiors very few people get to see. Rich in cultural and design detail, this is a splendid addition to any Londoner's library. And if you would like to see an example of his excellent taste, come to Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street, which features in the introduction!
Sacks' most powerful and bitter-sweet book to date tells the stories of individuals who are able to navigate the world despite losing their capacity to recognise faces, the ability to read, a sense of three-dimensional space. The brief account of Sacks' own illness is rendered with humour and pathos.
First published in 1961 and featuring illustrated stories of World War II, the Commando comic books have long been considered highly collectible. This special edition contains ten of the best Commando Battle of Britain comics and is 25% larger than the original. Great for action fans, plane-spotters, children and nostalgics alike.
Another excellent guide from Simon Jenkins, with the most historically and architecturally interesting houses across England organised by area. Well-presented with plenty of colour photographs and background information on each house.
Although this wonderful book was published in September, we'd like to add our voices to those who voted it their book of the year. A well-written, beautifully produced history of an English Renaissance in art, writing and the imagination, which occurred at the beginning of the 20th century. Harris restores these great British artists and thinkers, who celebrated both the old and the new, as well as defining what it meant to be English, to their rightful place in the canon of modernism.
A fascinating and surprisingly moving book of black and white photographs featuring the houses, factories, churches and streets of London which no longer exist. Endlessly absorbing, it is a great present for any Londoner. Please note that this book is extremely heavy, so we will have to add approximately £5 postage.
This intriguing little book is an indispensible guide for those seeking unknown and serene locations in an increasingly noisy, overcrowded city. Siobhan Wall’s sense of adventure and taste for London’s most enticing galleries, libraries, bookshops and tranquil gardens made us want to explore the city all over again.
From David Hockney to Mary Quant via The Beetles and Bridget Riley, this zingy book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city at the epicentre of a cultural boom. Fabulous photographs and colour illustrations are accompanied by an insightful commentary from an eminent cultural historian.