London from the Thames

London from the Thames

by Angelo Hornak (Author)

Synopsis

Without the Thames, London in its present form would not exist. Its tidal ebb and flow were of such great importance to early navigation that for centuries London was essentially a maritime city. The Thames was also London's main thoroughfare and consequently many famous landmarks line its banks. The Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Somerset House and Chelsea Hospital all present their most imposing aspect to the river. LONDON FROM THE THAMES takes the reader on a fascinating boat trip from the Thames Barrier in the east to Hampton Court in the west, exploring this historic river and the buildings and monuments on its banks. Angelo Hornak's stunning photographs, taken from his small boat, offer a unique perspective. The book is organised by chapters corresponding to the districts of London and, in addition to the modern pictures, fascinating engravings put the Thames in historical perspective. These include views of the Tower of London in the sixteenth century and a Ponte Vecchio-style Old London Bridge with its houses and shops.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 02 Sep 1999

ISBN 10: 0316850896
ISBN 13: 9780316850896
Book Overview: * Author PR activity to include media interviews and talks * Poster & Display piece * Custom showcards available for window displays * Review and feature coverage in the national press, photographic and general magazines * Submitted for Christmas catalogues * Sunday supplement serialisation under negotiation

Media Reviews
The photgraphs are ravishing, and the accompanying text provides a lucid commentary on the history of the river and its buildings. WWW.BOL.COM
Author Bio
Angelo Hornak studied Architectural History at Oxford University and has made a career as a photographer. Besides running a large library of architectural photographs, he has illustrated a number of books, including histories of Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, St Paul's Cathedral and Brighton Pavilion.