London Portrait Of A City
A new creative sizzle is in the air, establishing the backdrop for a major revival across all of London's creative sectors. Having invented the Swinging '60s, punk rock in the '70s and Cool Britannia in the '90s, London in the 2010s is firing up the engine of growth and renewal yet again. Encompassing a unique, no-holds-barred exploration of the city as the contemporary world's creative centre, London Burning: Portraits from a Creative City seeks to define exactly what it is that makes Britain's capital the international urban HQ for creativity and innovation.
Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." In this title, London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world.
For die-hard lovers of Paris, berlin, London, Los Angeles and New York, Taschen introduces the Portrait of a City series. Each edition limited to 500 copies, a legendary local fashion designer is invited to design a bespoke fabric to line the cover, and a large signed and numbered print of one of the images from the book is included