London Street Signs: A Visual History of the Signs that Tell Us Where We Are

London Street Signs: A Visual History of the Signs that Tell Us Where We Are

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Celebrate London through an illuminating visual history of its most significant, curious, and unusual street signs.

In every neighborhood of London you can find a remarkable public archive of lettering: the city’s rich variety of street nameplates. A unique collection of styles and forms that stretches back to the seventeenth century, these little labels hide in plain sight—people use their information daily, but rarely give them much thought. London Street Signs uncovers the stories behind these generally unassuming treasures, revealing where they came from before they were affixed to brick or stone. It includes a variety of types, from enamel plates to incised lettering, from the simplest cast iron to gloriously ornamental architectural plaques. From the iconic sign at Abbey Road that graced the Beatles’ album cover to the stunning tiled signs of Hampstead, from the revival nameplates of Lambeth to the ghost signs of the no-longer existent NE postal district, this is a journey through the history of a great metropolis.
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ISBN: 9781849946216

Published Date: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Batsford

Language: English

Page Count: 192

Size: 8.50" l x 9.50" w x 1.00" h