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New London architecture /
Kenneth Powell.
imprint
London : Merrell, 2001.
description
240 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1858941504
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Book
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imprint
London : Merrell, 2001.
isbn
1858941504
catalogue key
4649704
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-04-01:
This glossy, pictorial survey of recent and forthcoming modern architecture in London is organized by building type: social service buildings, entertainment centers, museums, etc. The largest section deals with urban infrastructures such as bridges and subway stations, of which Londoners are especially proud. Powell is an active critic and journalist in London who has published many books on recent English architecture, including major studies of Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, the twin pillars of English design. Unfortunately, Powell's introduction is aimed at a local audience, Londoners in particular, which places it out of the ken of modern American readers. Thus, this is recommended only for architecture libraries. Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The year 2000 was a landmark for architectural projects in London. New London Architecture is a portrait of the city in the midst of its own regeneration. The text and colour illustrations show how architects are reinvigorating its urban landscape.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Comprehensive & long overdue illustrated survey of London's most recent & still-to-be-built corporate, retail & public projects from the London Eye to the Swiss Re Tower.
Unpaid Annotation
The year 2000 was memorable for the completion of a series of major millennium projects, but the huge range of other schemes completed or announced during the past year or so confirms the position of London as the architectural capital of the world. The London Eye, the Great Court at the British Museum, Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge, the Jubilee line extension, the Millennium Dome, and the extensions to or refurbishments of the National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, the Barbican Centre, the Wallace Collection, and the Victoria and Albert Museum are just a few of the exciting architectural achievements that have grabbed the headlines; but the regeneration of the fabric of Britain's capital city is something that has also affected the design of houses, shops, and restaurants. New London Architecture offers a portrait of a city in the throes of a radical reinvention of itself, with critical texts, plans, and photographs of over one hundred of the projects -- both major and minor -- that arecombining to reinvigorate the urban landscape.

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