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The Vintage Guide To London | January 19, 2018

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Book review: London Art Deco

Book review: London Art Deco

From the imposing style of the Savoy Hotel through the ornate detail of the West End theatres to Art Deco factories like the Hoover Building, London Art Deco is a brilliant guide to and catalogue of London’s Art Deco legacy.

Remarkably, many of London s Art Deco buildings still survive their once grime-covered indigenous Portland stone now mostly scrubbed clean, beautifully displaying their many sculptural details. This richly illustrated book offers a fascinating and detailed look at the Art Deco style from building design to decorative detail.  Detailing an exhaustive collection of  buildings from factories and underground stations to theatres and private residences, the book includes over 200 stunning photographs.

It will make you want to go to Claridge’s for afternoon tea or you’ll find yourself taking the tube to Southgate just to marvel at the station. A must for anyone interested in the capital’s rich architectural Art Deco legacy.

London Art Deco
by Arnold Schwartzman
Palazzo Editions