Survey of London: South-East Marylebone Volumes 51 and 52 Philip Temple, Colin Thom, Andrew Saint

Survey of London
Publication date:
03 Oct 2017
Paul Mellon Centre
944 pages: 279 x 216mm
860 color illus., maps, and plans
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Providing essential knowledge about the British capital’s built environment, these two volumes cover a large portion of the parish of St. Marylebone, bounded to the south by Oxford Street and to the north by the Marylebone Road, and stretching from just west of Marylebone High Street to the parish boundary along Cleveland Street near Tottenham Court Road to the east.  This area is rich in historic buildings and includes some of London’s most celebrated addresses, including Portland Place, Cavendish Square, and Harley Street.  Among the most important buildings covered in this superbly illustrated book are Robert and James Adam’s development of Portland Place, where the Royal Institute of British Architects’ headquarters is a notable 20th-century insertion.  Other landmarks include Marylebone Parish Church, All Saints Margaret Street and All Souls Langham Place, and the vast, recently demolished Middlesex Hospital.  In addition to new photography, this volume includes meticulous architectural drawings and detailed coverage of the topography. 

Philip Temple and Colin Thom are research associates at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.  Andrew Saint is the general editor of The Survey of London and the author of Richard Norman Shaw

"These two [volumes] cover a chunk of the historic West End in unrivalled detail following years of rigorous research." — Robert Bevan, Evening Standard

"Superbly researched, well written and comprehensively illustrated" — John Martin Robinson, Country Life

"the authors have […] deepened our understanding of what urbanity is, and how it can be preserved and enhanced." — Geoffrey Tyack, The Georgian

"two splendid volumes" — Mark Girouard, The Victorian

"the scholarly traditions of the Survey are more than maintained and the attractiveness of the product, both in words and pictures, seems ever to get brighter." — Frank Kelsall, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society

“One cannot do justice in a review to the depth and diversity of these volumes, to their enhancement of understanding of a complex area of London.” – Bridget Cherry, London Topographical Society Newsletter

“At a time when the bookshelves groan with fresh publications on the capital, a single chapter of the Survey is worth a whole volume of psychogeographical lucubrations.” —Simon Bradley, The Burlington Magazine