£9.99
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Art Deco London has been added to your Basket
Trade in your item
Get a £1.52
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Art Deco London Paperback – 27 Mar 2003


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£9.99
£6.24 £7.55

Trade In Promotion


Frequently Bought Together

Art Deco London + Art Deco Interiors: Decoration and Design Classics of the 1920s and 1930s + Art Deco House Styles (Britain's Living History)
Price For All Three: £31.94

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £1.52
Trade in Art Deco London for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.52, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Park House Press (27 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954475100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954475109
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 0.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Art Deco London written by Colin Hines, designed by Keith Cheetham, with photographs by Paul Riddle is the first ever guide book to the 20's and 30's deco treasures of the capital. This lavishly illustrated book shows where in London magnificent examples of art deco can be found, eaten and quaffed in, slept in, shopped in, and campaigned for. Its deco delights range from 'palaces of the people' cinemas (many saved thanks to bingo), theatres, hotels, homes, shops, museums, a deco hospital and even a 'decover and out' crematorium. Britain is still losing too much Art Deco and it is still thought of as something mostly found in New York or Miami. This book has been written to provide enough of a taste of some of the best examples to delight the already converted and alert many more to what wonders London has and what we need to preserve and how to do it.

About the authors
Colin Hines is an environmentalist and former head of Greenpeace International's economic unit. Author of 'Localization: a global manifesto', he campaigns for the protection and rebuilding of local economies, whilst adequately protecting the environment. His personal 'environmental' obsession is the need for more appreciation and protection of art deco, and this book was conceived as a contribution towards that end.

Keith Cheetham began his career in television as a production designer for BBC Television working on a wide range of productions in the field of light entertainment, drama, music and arts. He now works as a Music and Arts producer and director in film, television and theatre.

Paul Riddle worked with leading architectural photographers for a number of years and is now established as a photographer in his own right.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian J. Mobsby on 24 April 2003
Format: Paperback
If you like Art Deco, and detailed explorations with excellent photography then this publication is for you. The photography by Paul Riddle reveals the essence of this important movement in recent architecture. Many of the buildings listed, are not commonly known or accessible to the general public, so enjoy an exploration that can be done at home!
This book is excellent for anyone interested, and is suitable for students of art, design, fashion and architecture... A must
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Lee W. Henwood on 22 Dec. 2009
Format: Paperback
Theres nothing wrong with the content material at all, and there are some great photos, but this is nothing more than a flyer. It really is very short. The pictures are small, and the discussion is very brief. I feel slightly irritated by the fact that it was sold as "a book" - if you put this in your bookshelf, you wouldn't be able to see it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D&D TOP 50 REVIEWER on 18 Dec. 2009
Format: Paperback
Yes, it has nice photos of art deco buildings in London, mainly exteriors and some interiors. However, it is small both in size and thickness and is basically a pamphlet. Given that I have recently bought (new and also from Amazon) a lovely large, thick book on concrete architecture for about the same price, this "brochure" is way overpriced by the publishers
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By samson on 15 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Beautiful book with beautiful pictures, Coffee table book is what I was aiming for and it almost hit the mark I was disappointed though that it was so small and not even hard back.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Geoff Lee on 29 Dec. 2012
Format: Paperback
I was expecting a fairly detailed book on the Art Deco buildings of London. This unfortunately offers a very brief overview in it's rather pauce 60 pages. Given the rather small 20cm x 20cm format it fails as an art book with the largest photos only being 14cm high and some as small as 5cm and isn't detailed enough to be a reference work. And whilst there are certainly some impressive images, there are also several taken in poor lighting conditions that give one the impression of being rather rushed. Each building generally receives one image and a column of text on the same 20cm square page making the whole affair feel rather cramped. When you are dealing with a largely visual subject this is unforgivable. I can't help feeling this could and should have been so much more. Larger format, more pages, more images (ideally full page images), more detailed writings. London does have it's fair share of Art Deco buildings, some notable examples of which are not even mentioned (Shell Mex building anybody?), so to me this really is a missed opportunity that really deserved to be executed better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
As title this is a concise book - some describe it as a pamphlet however I bought mine at English Heritage, Eltham Palace and thought it OK for full price (the photos are excellent and the text good) given EH make some money from selling it at full price. I personally visited Fleet Street and photographed the outside of the Daily Telegraph and Express buildings ditto the Hooover Factory though only from the outsdide. Ditto the Adelphi Theatre which was painted black for Paint never Dries? This includes some interiors and not exteriors and therefore is both a teaser as well as an excellent guide to areas you can't neceassrily reach in a few days sight seeing in London. Yes there is much more to Art Deco London; I still think it makes a nice addition to various Art Deco Books I own and won't stress your coffee table by its slim size and weight! Recommended but don't expect it to be a dictionary!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback