Here’s something we didn’t know: the British Museum has an extensive collection of artwork relating to the topology of London. An excellent new book, compiled by museum cataloguer Anna Maude, presents over 70 views of the capital from that collection.

    The reader who is tired of Anna Maude’s London is tired of life.
    The Scotsman

    Highly recommended.
    Visiting London Guide

    London: A View from the Streets

    SKU: cmc26876

    £9.99 Members' price *


    This book is an absorbing view of life on the streets of London and a visual feast full of humour, beauty and historical interest.

    Mesmerizing, exhilarating and awe-inspiring, London has provided a rich subject for the many artists, satirists, map-makers and engravers who have tried to make a lasting record of their impressions of the city. Representations of London are fascinatingly diverse, presenting a lively and thought-provoking body of work that lets us see London as it has been experienced by its inhabitants through the ages.

    London: A View from the Streets brings together and interprets vivid images of the changing faces of London, featuring never-before-seen works from the rich collection of the British Museum. A broad range of pieces from artists including Canaletto, Hogarth, Cruikshank, Whistler and George Scharf are all engagingly explored by Anna Maude, herself an expert on prints and drawings of London.

    With chapters themed around the most exciting aspects of London life, including Celebration, Pleasure and Crime and Punishment, each section presents a series of connected images that brings the unique history of London into focus.

    About the author

    Anna Maude has spent the past three years researching and cataloguing the Museum's extensive material on the topography of London.


    Product code: cmc26876
    Title: London
    Subtitle: A View from the Streets
    Author: Anna Maude
    ISBN: 978 0 7141 2687 6
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 112 pages
    Size: 19cm x 17cm
    llustrations: 65 colour illustrations
    Publication date: March 2013
    Weight: 0.33kg
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