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London Rising : Illicit Photos from the City's Heights (Hardcover) (Bradley L. Garrett & Alexander Moss
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In this book, an intrepid crew of city explorersshare dizzying photos and stories collectedwhile journeying up, over, and into the Londonskyline. Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team ofadventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legalinvestigations inside, below, and above the city's hiddeninfrastructures. Their first book published by Prestel,Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, took readersunder the city. Now, they reveal the results of their expeditionsscaling the city's heights. Jaw-dropping photographs offerextraordinary views from vantage points that most of us willnever reach. Divided into thematic chapters, the book offerspersonal accounts of various excursions, including travels upfreestanding masts, pylons, and chimneys; the tops of publicspaces such as council blocks, the Barbican Centre, andthe British Museum; voyeuristic glimpses over the rooftopgardens of the rich and famous; and the heights of London"starchitecture": the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Walkie-Talkie.Readers will enjoy these indefatigable explorers' quest to maketheir native city both known and accessible to anyone whoshares their curiosity.
Number of Pages: 173
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Regional, Subjects + Themes / Architectural + Industrial
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Bradley L. Garrett & Alexander Moss & Scott Cadman
Street Date: April 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-2294
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