All the Buildings in London (Hardcover)
That I've Drawn So Far
Universe, 9780789331120, 72pp.
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
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The follow-up to the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey through London, one building at a time. All the Buildings in London is a love letter to London, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and streetscapes. Hancock’s offbeat drawing style gives a sense of whimsical and delightful fun to his illustrations, while perfectly capturing each building’s architectural details. This unusual combination of the artistic and the technical presents London’s cityscape like never before. The book includes such beloved iconic buildings as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace; the latest modern landmarks, such as the Shard and the London Eye; celebrated cultural institutions, such as the British Museum and Tate Modern; and other notable attractions, such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, as well as the bridges and docks along the river Thames. Also featured are the everyday buildings that may not be famous but whose stylishness or eccentricity make up an important part of London and its architectural landscape. Londoners and tourists alike will savor this volume that uniquely celebrates the energy, spirit, and history of one of the greatest cities in the world.
About the Author
James Gulliver Hancock is an artist and illustrator. His work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and he has worked with a wide variety of high-profile clients in advertising and publishing. He is the author of All the Buildings in New York.
Praise For All the Buildings in London: That I've Drawn So Far…
"Hancock’s illustrations are really pleasing to the eye, deftly capturing various iconic buildings around the city, and often supplying fun trivia tidbits alongside. It’s a really enjoyable way to discover or revisit iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Shard, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and of course, Big Ben."
"For those who love to walk or bike, this book is a carry-along delight. Turn off Google Maps. Get lost in the book. Get found in the London you’ve never seen before. Hancock’s quirky, humorous, and artful travelogue is a journey through an illustrator’s wonderfully whacky mind."
I love the simple and stylized look that James has used for his drawings. . . [All the Buildings in London] is a wonderful book for sketchbook lovers. I hope to see more in the future."
"Hancock’s previous illustrative love letter to New York was so popular that the Australian artist elected to take his show across the pond — part Roald Dahl whimsy, part architectural study, Hancock’s offbeat style masterfully captures everything from Buckingham Palace to the London Eye. Impossible not to smile while reading." —Inside Hook