The Shard

The Shard

The Official Guidebook

  1. Kenneth Powell
  • ISBN 9780500343074
  • 18.00 x 29.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 64pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015

A revised and thoroughly updated edition of the official guidebook to London’s newest major attraction, with completely new photographs and telephoto images

Organized spread by spread, easy to navigate, and as elegantly designed as the building itself, the official guidebook sets The Shard in the context of one of the capital’s most historic quarters. Central to the book’s purpose as the official guidebook is a series of high-resolution double-page panoramic photographs of the views from The Shard, each annotated to identify London’s key buildings, monuments and landmarks.

For this new edition, these photographs have all been updated with specially commissioned photographs by renowned architectural photographer Dennis Gilbert, showing the latest additions to London’s ever-changing skyline. This revised edition also features, for the first time, telephoto images of key buildings and monuments viewable from The Shard, each accompanied by a concise history of the structure concerned.

Kenneth Powell’s many books include studies of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Will Alsop and John McAslan. He was general editor of The Great Builders and co-author of The City of London: Architectural Tradition and Innovation in the Square Mile, both published by Thames & Hudson.