Christopher Brown
Merrell Publishers, London, 2012, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
6.8 x 7.75 inches, hardcover, 96 pages, 130 illustrations
ISBN: 9781858945736
Suggested Retail Price: $22.95

From the Publisher. London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favourite tipple, and where a burlesque dancer hails a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In An Alphabet of London, Christopher Brown presents a series of wonderfully whimsical linocuts illustrating every aspect of London past and present, including personalities, buildings, monuments, legends, historic events and other metropolitan icons. From Dickens, Dr. Johnson, Tower Bridge and the Shard to the Diamond Jubilee, Wimbledon, pigeons and jellied eels, all London life is here. A born-and-bred Londoner, Brown recounts his own memories of growing up in the capital, and also describes how he creates his distinctive prints. His unique, often humorous take on London will delight anyone who lives in or visits the city.

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