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Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms that Make the Metropolis

Terry Farrell

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 288

  • Publisher: Wiley

  • Date Published: Nov 2009

  • Stock Code: 68904

  • ISBN: 9780470699966

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A highly visual account of the architecture and urban development of London by one the UK’s leading architects, Sir Terry Farrell.§In this wholly new and dynamic view of London, Farrell looks beyond the contribution of individual buildings to the city. He creates a larger, more exciting frame, charting how the capital’s messy and complex shape has been hewn out of a series of layers – natural and manmade. Illustrated with original sketches, maps, archive photographs and paintings, this book provides a vibrant and intriguing collage of London’s patterns and its history. Covers: The Thames and West London, Central London, Docklands and the Estuary; Tributaries; Canals; Railways; the London Underground; the natural landscape.

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About the Author

Terry Farrell

Sir Terry Farrell CBE is an award-winning international architect and town planner. Notable projects include Vauxhall Cross (the MI6 building), Charing Cross station, and The Deep in Hull. He has taught at the AA, University of Westminster and the University of Pennsylvania, and was Visiting Professor of Planning at The Bartlett, UCL. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Design Advisory Group and Outer London Commission, and led the government-commissioned Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2013–14. He was awarded a CBE in 1996 and a knighthood in 2001.

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