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Covent Garden Then & Now By Clive Boursnell

Covent Garden Then & Now by Clive Boursnell

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A fascinating record of how Covent Garden has changed over the past forty years

Covent Garden Then & Now Summary

Covent Garden Then & Now by Clive Boursnell

'Clive Boursnell evokes the unique atmosphere of [Covent Garden], redolent of the smell of the vegetables and the colour of the fruit but mingled with it also a sense of the larger city as a place of money and trade. They make a heady mixture ...The life has now changed. That is the unwritten law of London. Yet the buildings survive ...the geography, if not the appearance, has been preserved.' Peter Ackroyd, of Old Covent Garden In the late 1960s and early 1970s Clive Boursnell, then a young photographer, shot thousands of photographs of the old Covent Garden, documenting the end of an era before the markets moved out of central London. Forty years later he has returned and shot those many of those same sites as they are today. This book juxtaposes old and new photographs, showing how Covent Garden has changed - and the ways in which it has remained the same.

Covent Garden Then & Now Reviews

'As it transpires, one of the few things that hasn't changed about the area is how photogenic it remains.' Amateur Photographer 'It wasn't always big-brand flagships and snap-happy tourists, you know. As a wonderful new collection of photos illustrates, the West End's prettiest piazza has a colourful and intriguing past.' Time Out 'A magnificent collection, covering the grime and graft of the working fruit & veg market of the 60s, and its careworn customers, through to the colourful entertainment hub the space has become today.' The Londonist

About Clive Boursnell

CLIVE BOURSNELL is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He turned to photography as the culmination of a career which included classical ballet and working as a woodsman, a farmhand, a miner and prospector and a mountaineer.

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Covent Garden Then & Now by Clive Boursnell
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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