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Colours of London : a history

Ackroyd, Peter2022
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Think of the colours of London and what do you imagine? The reds of open-top buses and terracotta bricks? The grey smog of Victorian industry, Portland stone and pigeons in Trafalgar square? Or the gradations of yellows, violets and blues that shimmer on the Thames at sunset - reflecting the incandescent light of a city that never truly goes dark? We associate green with royal parks and the District Line; gold with royal carriages, the Golden Lane Estate, and the tops of monuments and cathedrals. This book shows us that colour is everywhere in the city, and each one holds myriad links to its past.
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London : Frances Lincoln, 2022.
Collation:
256 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 26 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9780711269422 (hbk)
Dewey class:
942.1
LC class:
DA677
Local class:
942.1
Language:
English
BRN:
3161343
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