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UK £19.95
US $29.95
CAN $32.95
Paperback with flaps
224 pages
200 colour illustrations, 12 maps
22.5 x 20 cm (8.75 x 7.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4598-9
New City
Contemporary Architecture in the City of London

Alec Forshaw

Photography by Alan Ainsworth

The last 25 years or so have witnessed redevelopment in the City of London on an unprecedented scale, following the deregulation of the financial markets, the so-called ‘Big Bang’, in the mid-1980s. As the City has earned its place as a true global financial centre, the majority of its office space has been rebuilt, and developers have taken a more adventurous approach, commissioning such leading British and international architects as Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Richard Rogers. New City is the first book to examine in depth the creation of one of the world’s largest collections of cutting-edge architecture – not just the prestigious office blocks that have changed the skyline, but also cultural institutions, retail sites and public spaces. Following an introduction that explores the context for the rebuilding of the City, the main part of the book is divided into 12 concise walk-throughs of the major areas. Authoritatively written by a former urban planner and with all-new photography throughout, this is an indispensable architectural guide for professionals and the public alike.


The first book to explore the large-scale redevelopment of the City of London since the mid-1980s

Features 200 specially commissioned colour photographs

An essential reference for tourists, architectural students and professionals, and anyone interested in modern architecture

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Author Profiles

Alan Ainsworth specializes in architectural, urban and performing-arts photography. He worked in the City of London for 30 years.

Alec Forshaw was Chief Conservation and Design Officer at the London Borough of Islington for 20 years. He has written or co-authored several books on London.

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The first book to comprehensively tackle … London's perpetually changing, internationally renowned skyline since the Eighties … a provocative contemporary architectural journey through London

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