Geoffrey Fletcher's off-beat portrayal of London does not focus on the big landmarks, but rather 'the tawdry, extravagant and eccentric'. His descriptions will transport you to an art nouveau pub, a Victorian music hall, a Hawksmoor church and even a public toilet in Holborn in which the attendant kept goldfish in the cisterns. Drawn to the corners where 'the kids swarm like ants and there are dogs everywhere', Fletcher will take you to parts of the city where few outsiders venture. Originally published in 1962, in 1967 The London Nobody Knows was turned into an acclaimed documentary film starring James Mason. This book has been a must-have for anyone with an interest in London ever since, and will surprise even those who think they know it well today. Many of the places written about are sadly no more, but the sights and sounds of Fletcher's London are preserved in this classic book through his beautiful illustrations and eye for the unusual and striking.Biografía del autor:
GEOFFREY FLETCHER (1923 - 2004) was educated at London University and the Slade School of Art. An artist, writer and leading architectural figure, he produced over thirty books about London, and between 1962 and 1990 contributed a weekly illustrated column to the Daily Telegraph.
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Descripción The History Press, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020752461990
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807524619914.0
Descripción The History Press, 2011. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP66350920