"Looking Up in Edinburgh" is a photographic guide to what is usually an ignored aspect of the urban landscape: the surprising, witty and often hidden architectural features above eye-level. It is an interactive book, which combines a treasure hunt ...
with a travel guide. The introduction gives a light-hearted potted history of Edinburgh. Following this, the book presents a host of architectural gems each covered by an original full-colour photograph, brief quirky anecdotes about its story, cryptic clues to its location, and historical information about the building in the photograph or the immediate area. All buildings are presented on easy to follow maps, making this book ideal as a walking guide or treasure hunt. This is the first book to introduce readers to a fascinating dimension of Edinburgh's townscape that they might otherwise never have seen.It offers a compendium of stunning photographs and fascinating facts relating to one of the world's most beautiful cities (which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year!). It combines a tour guide with a treasure hunt. It will appeal to Edinburgh's residents and visitors alike. It follows hot on the heels of "Looking up in London".Praise for "Looking up in London": 'Full of fascinating facts and intriguing images, it's sure to appeal to all explorers of the city, leaving the rest scurrying along the streets looking straight ahead' - "What's on in London". 'Any resident or visitor to the Big Smoke could benefit from this intriguing pocket-sized book...go on, hold your head up high!' - "OK! Magazine". '...a small jewel of a book that will guide you to the best high-up hotspots...' - "TimeOut". 'This interesting book will no doubt start a new hobby for many readers...I found the book very entertaining and can recommend it to anyone interested in architecture or the history of London' - "Building Design". 'A compendium of stunning photographs and fascinating facts, it will appeal to all explorers of the city who appreciate their surroundings - visitors and residents alike' - "This is London".
Number of pages: 130
Date of publication: 13/08/2004
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