Gilded City

Duncan A. Smith


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Unicorn Publishing Group
1 July 2022
ISBN: 9781914414848
160 pages

From the publisher

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.