Art Deco London written by Colin Hines, designed by Keith Cheetham, with photographs by Paul Riddle is the first ever guide book to the 20's and 30's deco treasures of the capital. Its 60 pages contain 110 superb colour photographs. This lavishly illustrated book shows where in London magnificent examples of art deco can be found, eaten and quaffed in, slept in, shopped in, and campaigned for. Its deco delights range from 'palaces of the people' cinemas (many saved thanks to bingo), theatres, hotels, homes, shops, museums, a deco hospital and even a 'decover and out' crematorium.
Britain is still losing too much Art Deco and it is still thought of as something mostly found in New York or Miami. This book has been written to provide enough of a taste of some of the best examples to delight the already converted and alert many more to what wonders London has and what we need to preserve and how to do it. /c-panel