London Deco, by architectural illustrator Thibaud Herem, presents 11 facades of London Art Deco gems.
There are well-known buildings such as Val Myer and Watson-Hart’s BBC Broadcasting House – with its Eric Gill reliefs – and more obscure examples like Wallis, Gilbert and Partners’s Hoover Factory in Perivale.
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s Battersea Power Station – one of London’s most monolithic examples of Art Deco – gets a spread to itself.
The superbly detailed drawings are the result of 1,200 hours of painstaking illustration by Herem. London Deco was drawn in its entirety with a Rapidograph black ink pen.
The book is printed in a Leporello concertina – so the 11 illustrations can be pulled out to create a 3m-long frieze.
On the reverse side of each illustrated page is a description of each building, revealing when it was designed, and by whom.
London Deco, by Thibaud Herem, is published by Nobrow priced at £25.