Urban & Architecture Photography


Book Review: New Architecture London

New Architecture London, Prestel

Any good?

Yes it is actually.  The hardback book is about 180 pages and contains images that span the length and breadth of London.  As the name suggests the focus is strictly on modern architecture here so do not expect any images of Buckingham Palace or The Tower or the likes.

But is the photography good?

Well, yes and no.  There are no poor images as such but I can’t honestly say there are any stunning shots either.  A lot are taken in harsh sun and some pretty nasty shadows and reflections can be seen... but shooting in the city is hard going and access can be limited.

Should I buy it then?

You can pick the hardback for under £18 which is pretty cheap for anything to do with photography - a rocket blower can cost more than that!  If, like me, you have an interest in urban and architectural photography then this book is choc full of inspiring locations to shoot when in London - I can genuinely say I would not have found had I not purchased this book, so for me, it was definitely a worthwhile buy.


DETAILS: Title: New Architecture London, Authors: Edwin Heathcote, Agnese Sanvito,  Richard Schulman, Format: Hardback, Size: 235mm x 280mm, Pages: 176pp, Illustrations: 150 colour illustrations, ISBN: 978-3-7913-8278-4, Publisher: Prestel­