John Grindrod at The Bookseller Crow

Join John Grindrod in this special event at The Bookseller Crow where he will discuss his latest title, ICONICON: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain.

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Location
London
Date
10.03.2022
Time
7:30 pm
About the Event

Join John Grindrod in this special event at The Bookseller Crow where he will discuss his latest title, ICONICON: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain.

A captivating exploration of Britain’s most iconic contemporary buildings, from the modest to the monumental. Wimpey homes, Millennium monuments, riverside flats, wind farms, spectacular skyscrapers, city centre apartments and out-of-town malls: the buildings designed in our lifetimes encapsulate the dreams and aspirations of our culture, while also revealing the sobering realities. Whether modest or monumental, they offer a living history of Britain, a reminder of the forces that have shaped our modern landscape.

ICONICON is an enthralling journey around the Britain we have created since 1980: the horrors and delights, the triumphs and failures. From space-age tower blocks to suburban business parks, and from postmodernist exuberance to Passivhaus eco-efficiency, this is at once a revelatory architectural grand tour, and an endlessly witty and engaging piece of social history. John Grindrod is the author of Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain (Old Street, 2013) and Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt (Sceptre, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize.

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