Richard Bryant’s London is a fitting love letter to a city with an unparalleled history and an inimitable and tangible soul. Following the path of the river, the reader travels across London, from the bucolic West to the postmodern East—from the beautiful villas and gardens of Notting Hill through Bedford Square and Georgian London to Roman ruins, the historic monuments of Greenwich, and the new city rising in the docklands. Richard Bryant’s spectacular photographs capture every aspect of London, from the distinctive beauty of the Royal parks to the formal splendor of Whitehall, and from the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament to charming Fenchurch and streetscapes unchanged for centuries. In the tradition of New York New York, Los Angeles, and Atlantic, this deluxe volume showcases breathtaking panoramic photographs—including ten stunning gatefolds that open to present six feet of cityscape. The edition will be limited to 5,000 numbered copies, each including a signed print. With an introduction by Peter Ackroyd, the most distinctive and authoritative biographer of the city to date, London is a unique and definitive tribute to one of the most amazing cities in the world.
Richard Bryant is one of the foremost architectural photographers working today. His images have been exhibited at the Royal Academy and by RIBA to commemorate works in their permanent archives. He lives and works in London. Peter Ackroyd is the best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction including London: A Biography; histories of the River Thames and of transvestism; and novels including Hawsmoor, Chatterton, and The Clerkenwell Tales. He lives in London.