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100 Years of London (Twentieth Century in Pictures) Paperback – 7 Jun 2009

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Ammonite (7 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906672253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906672256
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 20.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 462,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PA Photos is the photographic agency of the PA Group, the UK s national press agency best known as The Press Association. Established in the 19th Century, the PA has been capturing and archiving news photography for 140 years. Along the way, PA Photos has incorporated other great British photo libraries, such as Barratts and Sport & General, into its archives, resulting in an extraordinary library of over 15 million images recording British life over more than a century. Many of these pictures have not been seen since the time that they were first taken: to modern eyes the archives of PA Photos yield a unique insight into Britain s recent past. Thanks to the science of photography we can view the 20th century more accurately than any that came before, but it is thanks to news photography, and in particular the great news agency that is the Press Association, that we are able now to eyewitness the events that made up life in Britain, not so long ago.


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A beautiful book with some really interesting photographs in it.
We have shared these treasures for many years and wanted some concrete evidence.
The quality of the pages is outstanding and the views mind blowing.
For anyone living abroad who would like to get a feel of British history and the architecture, a must buy.
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This compact book includes 300 pages of pictures of London, arranged chronologically. The material covers all of central London, generally with one picture per page.

Some minor irritations:
(i) The front picture of St Paul's cathedral is printed the wrong way round - the riverbank is in the foreground so the view is from the south but the twin towers that look out on Ludgate Hill are to the right of the picture when they should be to the left.
(ii) The period covered is actually 1908 to 2008 which is not quite the Twentieth Century (and if I were being really pedantic, that's 101 years, not 100).

Don't let these worry you, though - as far as I can tell, the problems end there and the pictures are very good. Just to give you an idea, I've listed the picture on page 50, 100, 150, etc:
Athletics event at the Olympics, White City 1908
The new Spitalfields Market in 1928
Sunbathing in Hyde Park Lido in June 1941
King George VI's coffin in Westminster Hall, 1952
Men working at Billingsgate fish market, 1969
Erecting the London Eye, 1999

The photos are of good quality but I'm not an expert so I couldn't say how familiar these would be to anyone who already owned similar books. The most interesting, of course, are the `time capsule' pictures where something has totally changed (the White City Exhibition) and the least interesting are the ones that look just the same today (the Lloyds building).

The price of this book is now under £10 and I would say if you have any affection for London you would enjoy enough of it to make that good value.
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It's a great pity that a book that contains as many photographs as this does and covers such a long period of time has so many years "missing" or shall I say photo-less.This unfortunately somewhatundermines its' title claiming to be "100 years of LONDON, 20th Century in Pictures". The years concerned are at a glance 1960,61,68,70,87-89,92,94,96 after which I stopped checking.
The photographs that ARE in the book are excellent and the majority of them I haven't seen before and I have quite a large collection of similar books and over a hundred on Photojournalism.
This book contains for example photos of Keir Hardie with Emmeline Pankhurst, the original Old Curiosity Shop,a mobile greengrocer in 1929,the poor kids in Canning Town in 1931,a 1932 view of Oxford St, the Scales of Justice being cleaned, kids paddling in the Thames at Greenwich and 100s of others.
All in all an excellent book but minus 1 star for its obvious missing bits!
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My Daughter who lives in Alaska bought this book at one of the London Museums, I was so impressed I bought 3 from Amazon for a lot less than she paid. I took one to my ex business partner now living in New Zealand as a reminder of what he had left behind. It would make a super Xmas/birthday present for the person "who has everything".
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