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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 favorite tipple, and where members of the Bloomsbury Group hail a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In A London Alphabet, 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.
|Publication date:||27th February 2012|
|Author:||Christopher, Esq. Brown|
|Publisher:||Merrell Publishers Ltd|
|Categories:||Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Gift books,|
Christopher Brown studied at the Royal College of Art and later worked for the artist Edward Bawden. He has exhibited his prints around the United Kingdom, including at the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is the illustrator of A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology, published by Merrell in 2010.More About Christopher, Esq. Brown