The names might not be instantly familiar, but you might well have heard of the design brand of Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper – People Will Always Need Plates. Now the two have produced a book, going by the name of London Buildings: An Architectural Tour, which will shortly be published by Batsford.The book is very much related to the designs, using the same subject matter and the same distinctive illustrations. Specifically, that means 45 depictions of London’s best buildings, from Sir Christopher Wren’s 1675 Greenwich Royal Observatory to Richard Rogers’ 2000 Montevetro development, taking in the 19th-century Victoria and Albert Museum, 20s modernist masterpieces such as the Isokon Building and 1960s concrete Brutalist icons like the National Theatre.
Buildings of all types are included, from art galleries to gas holders to tower blocks (Trellick Tower of course), along with some new images just for the book, all accompanied by some words describing just why the authors love the buildings they depict.
Published in August, but available for pre-order now, the book is priced at £8.99.