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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book about London, 29 Dec 2009
This review is from: Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms That Make the Metropolis (Hardcover)
Shaping London is the most original and illuminating book on London that I have ever read. It peels away the city's layers to reveal how London became the world's first metropolis and how its history provides the key both to understanding its infrastructual problems and to its prospective solutions. Along the way it is peppered with incredibly illuminating anecdotes and excellent illustrations, including some of Terry Farrell's own projects. Farrell may be well-known as one of Britain's greatest architects and urban-planners, but he also reveals himself to be a highly intelligent and warm writer, who is obviously deeply in love with London, warts and all.
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