Deco London written by Colin Hines, designed by Keith Cheetham,
with photographs by Paul Riddle is the first ever guide book to
the 20's and 30's deco treasures of the capital. Its 60 pages contain
110 superb colour photographs. This lavishly illustrated book shows
where in London magnificent examples of art deco can be found, eaten
and quaffed in, slept in, shopped in, and campaigned for. Its deco
delights range from 'palaces of the people' cinemas (many saved
thanks to bingo), theatres, hotels, homes, shops, museums, a deco
hospital and even a 'decover and out' crematorium.
Britain is still losing too much Art Deco and it is still thought
of as something mostly found in New York or Miami. This book has
been written to provide enough of a taste of some of the best examples
to delight the already converted and alert many more to what wonders
London has and what we need to preserve and how to do it.