The Statues of London

ISBN: 9781858944722
Author(s): Claire Bullus & Ronald Asprey
Format: hardback
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Merrell
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour


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London boasts more statues than any other city in the world, commemorating the achievements of a huge range of public figures. This elegant new survey presents over 80 of the best and most interesting statues in London’s 32 boroughs, from Boudicca near the Houses of Parliament to Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium. Stunning images by renowned photographer Dennis Gilbert capture perfectly the scale and intricacy of these works in bronze and stone, while Ronald Asprey s entertaining texts offer a compact biography of each noteworthy individual, along with a commentary on the statute itself and the artist who crafted it. Also featuring gazetteers of 100 additional notable statues and of multi-statue buildings around London, as well as a section devoted to remarkable individuals who have yet to be commemorated, this magnificently produced book provides fresh insight into some of the city s greatest monuments. Fine


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