This comprehensive survey of the events, people and themes that makes us who we are explores the interwoven culture, society, politics and economics of the recent past. Two hundred concise essays cover topics as diverse as pornography and the poll tax, the Blitz and New Labour. but also to provoke debate. Bombarded by information as never before, we all need to appreciate the extent to which seemingly disparate events connect with each other and echo previous developments, which we are in danger of forgetting. The entries offer a consistent line of argument with a refreshing disrespect for old orthodoxies; at the same time, readers are given the essential facts on which to base their own opinions.
London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world's most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London's finest contemporary architecture. features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park provides a superb full colour photographic record of the capital aids navigation of the city's greatest architectural sights with a clear map-based format considers each district in turn, identifying the buildings most worthwhile visiting, and providing essential information and insights into each includes a large scale, portable, lightweight map, for use when walking the tours Jam packed with the author's intimate architectural experience and knowledge of London's buildings, the accompanying commentary is both lively and entertaining, providing all the information that any architectural explorer will need to appreciate and experience London's contemporary architecture.
With a workforce of over 100,000 men, women and children and reaching out to all corners of the Earth, London's Docklands, formerly the Port of London, at one time formed the largest and most comprehensive system of docks the world has ever known. The Museum of Dockland, an independent branch of the Museum of London, is devoted to keeping its memory alive and has produced this illustrated volume to help do just that.