Curiocity

In Pursuit of London
 
 
Penguin Books Ltd (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 5. Juli 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 464 Seiten
978-0-14-198079-9 (ISBN)
 
The 26 original maps featured in "Curiocity" analyse London from off-kilter perspectives, such as occult significance, level of gentrification or the degree of crowdedness.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 381 gr
978-0-14-198079-9 (9780141980799)
0141980796 (0141980796)
Henry Eliot is the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics. Before joining Penguin he organized various literary tours, including a mass public pilgrimage for the National Trust (inspired by William Morris), a recreation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales which raised money for the National Literacy Trust, a Lake Poets tour of Cumbria and a quest for the Holy Grail based on Malory's Morte D'Arthur. He is the author of Follow This Thread and Curiocity (with Matt Lloyd-Rose).
The most ingenious, insightful, inspiring, intoxicating, and simply interesting guide to the great city that I have ever seen -- Philip Pullman Remarkable ... a nerdy Londoner's paradise ... an exquisite 450-page cross between an encyclopaedia and an artwork * Evening Standard * The greatest book about London published in modern times ... an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century city * Londonist * London's bookshops and libraries are filled with printed guides to the city but few (if any) are as comprehensive as Curiocity * Creative Review * Utterly extraordinary -- Tom Holland An endlessly fascinating guide to London ... an eccentric lexical juggernaut ... I doubt that anything of such crazy magnitude will be attempted again in a hurry * Evening Standard * Here is something different [...] composed of fresh flashes of insight [...] constructed as a cabinet of curiosities, the literary equivalent of Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The work [the authors] have put into it is formidable, the collaboration they have won from contributors, illustrators and publishers quite breathtaking. * Times Literary Supplement * The authors' delight in London trivia is infectious * Guardian * A glorious treasure trove * Esquire * A beautifully produced miscellany of fascinating facts about London. Wonderful illustrations are added to intriguing nuggets of information on a huge range of subjects from street cries to earthstars. An object of beauty in itself * The Oldie * Reimagines the 'guidebook' in the same way that Peter Ackroyd's London: the Biography reinvented historical writing about the capital. And just as Ackroyd set a benchmark, every new guide to London will now be viewed with reference to Curiocity. [...] However well you think you know London, you will discover something new on virtually every page, and the things you know well will be seen completely differently. Highly recommended * The London Society * Beautifully illustrated, quirky and irreverent -- Danny Dorling Incredibly clever and gorgeous. It's like a London treasure hunt - an unexpected explorers' map of a city I've lived in all my life and thought I knew -- Bidisha

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