A History in Paintings and Illustrations
Hardback 288pp Illustrated 166x245mm
9781445632742   Product Code: 23355
Canaletto's view of St Paul's, Rowlandson's drawing of a Regency coffee house, or Gustave Dore's dark vision of poverty in East End alleyways... London has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration to artists. Stephen Porter's book brings together a brief history of the capital from Roman times to the 20th century and a survey of its historic districts, great buildings, markets, parks and thoroughfares, illustrated with over 360 paintings, drawings and photographs depicting life in London and the city itself.