Anyone that pops away from London for more than a couple of weeks will notice changes on their return. Pop up shops coming and going, new food vans parking and leaving, shops closing, offices opening, new building, it’s all change, all the time.
And I suppose it’s to be expected in a huge capital but wouldn’t it be nice if we could just capture it a little.
Well now Reuel Golden has made that possible with his photographic book entitled Portrait of A City. The book charts London’s urban development from the Victorian era to the modern day we now know.
Published by Taschen the book is a sumptuous photographic coffee table beauty, great for anyone to have a flick through. Reuel Golden has also put together photographic history collections for New York.
The book is on sale at the Guardian bookshop for £29.99
Dapper chaps: Recruiting sergeants outside the Mitre & Dove, King Street, 1877
Museum of London
Blitz spirit: A woman saves a board game from bomb wreckage, c. 1940-1945
24 hour licence: a 24 hour milk bar in Bear Street, just off Leicester Square, c. 1936
SSPL/National Media Museum