Images of Lost London: Work, Wealth, Poverty & Change

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Philip Davies's best-selling Lost London 1870-1945 has been described as a publishing phenomenon. Opening windows on a vanished past it captivated modern audiences and was described by John Carey in The Sunday Times as a 'haunting portal into the bygone life of the capital'. Like its predecessor, Panoramas of Lost London reproduces historic photographs commissioned by London County Council - many of them in the early days of photography - to capture individual buildings and streets that, along with their entire neighbourhood, were on the threshold of redevelopment. Lost London's portrayal of whole buildings, entire streets and skylines was achieved by scaling the images which often made invisible the wealth of pin-sharp detail contained within the historic photographs. Changes in scale and cropping have have brought to light an astonishing depth of detail: haunting faces from the forgotten past live again, hoardings and shopfronts reveal their wares while architectural details and textures leap into focus - reinforcing the sense of "shock and awe" that Marcus Binney identified when reviewing Lost London in The Times. The result is a series of breathtaking visual revelations.

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As a chartered town planner, historian and international expert in heritage conservation, Philip Davies has been in the forefront of managing change to London's most important historic buildings and places for over 35 years, most recently as the Planning and Development Director for London and South - East England at English Heritage. Some of Britain's most important historic buildings and places have benefited from Philip's watchful eye, including Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Hyde Park Corner, Kings Cross/St Pancras, the British Museum, Woolwich Arsenal and Bletchley Park, as well as across the government estate and occupied royal palaces. He has prepared national policy and guidance on a whole range of topics from tall buildings to conservation-led regeneration. Philip devised and set up English Heritage's Buildings at Risk programme in London and as a result over 2,000 listed buildings have been saved from dereliction. He also conceived and led the Campaign for London's Squares, which has seen over 20 of London's most important squares restored to their original splendour. English Heritage's Streets for All project was pioneered by Philip to transform the public realm across the country. He was also responsible for developing English Heritage's Heritage Economic Regeneration Schemes and War Memorials grant schemes. In addition to his status as an expert on London's heritage, history and development, Philip is an internationally-renowned authority on British Imperial history and has provided advice and guidance to the governments of India, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Philip's other books include Splendours of the Raj - British Architecture in India - 1660-1947, which was selected by The Times critics as a book of the year, and The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India - Islamic, Rajput and European, the most comprehensive guide to India's architecture and buildings ever written.

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