The Buildings of Green Park
A tour of certain buildings, monuments and other structures in Mayfair and St. James’s
- A detailed historical study of the buildings of Mayfair and St James’s
- Short, accessible and informative anecdotes about buildings and monuments
- Photographs accompanied by black-and-white pictures and period art
- The book was written during the Lockdown of 2020, and contains a Foreword by Alain de Botton with reflections on the importance of appreciating our immediate surroundings
“This book is as beguiling as a book can be … From the first glimpse of its most agreeable small format – so satisfying to hold and with a cover that positively sings of the delights to be found within – you are charmed out of your wits.” – Lucinda Lambton in The Oldie
“This is at one level a book about a part of London and its buildings. At another, it’s a book about learning to savour our lives” – Alain de Botton
Take a walk around a park trodden by many but known by few. From Lancaster House, venue of famous speeches and summits, to 100 Piccadilly, the stage of an ongoing Soviet-themed reality experience, The Buildings of Green Park captures the unseen history of these well-travelled streets.
Green Park boasts a plethora of London landmarks, including Bridgewater House and the Canada Gates. The Buildings of Green Park gives each of these sites the attention they deserve, while also celebrating a multitude of overlooked buildings: those that are passed every day without comment from the guides. Local history, old photographs, paintings and floorplans offer a tantalising peek into the backstory behind these backdrops. Moving through the winter and into the spring, Andrew Jones’s crisp photography captures a London shaped by past, present and hopes for the future.
- ACC Art Books
- 21st Jan 2021
- 200 mm x 200 mm
- 168 Pages
- 255 color, 65 b&w