An illustrated history of palatial town houses in London that tracks westward from the medieval City buildings, through developments along the Strand, to 17th-century Piccadilly, 18th-century Mayfair and 19th-century Park Lane.
From 1978 to 1983 David Pearce was Secretary to the world's oldest conservation body, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. After five years as editor of the planning journal Built Environment, he became in 1975 a founder of Save Britain's Heritage, and was for five years its Vice-Chairman. Qualified as an architect in 1963, David Pearce turned to writing in the 1970s. He has co-edited (with Marcus Binney) a history of railway architecture, and has written numerous articles and a series of guides to historic buildings, furniture and fireplaces.
LONDON'S MANSIONS by David Pearce
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