TRAVEL STORIES BY ASSOULINE | The Light of London brings us an iconic visit that is not only compelling visually but also reminds us of the world we savor.
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Expanding on Assouline’s popular series, The Light of London showcases a new collection of evocative black-and-white images by Jean-Michel Berts. In the twilight of dawn and dusk, when the stately avenues and gritty side streets are empty and silent, London’s smorgasbord of architecture both medieval and modern can be seen with new eyes. Jean-Michel Berts’s camera obscure exposes the unique character of this majestic city when the bustle of the global capital is stilled.
Jean-Michel Berts has been a photographer since age sixteen. With his first Rolleiflex camera he became sensitive to the effects of light. Today Berts enjoys an international reputation and exhibits his work at numerous art fairs around Europe. He has also worked on advertising campaigns for luxury brands such as Lancôme, Dior, Hermès, and Yves Saint Laurent.
John Julius Norwich is the author of histories on the Republic of Venice, the Byzantine Empire, the Mediterranean Sea, and most recently, the Popes. He has also written on architecture, music, and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented some thirty television documentaries on BBC. Lord Norwich is honorary chairman of Venice in Peril and chairman emeritus of the World Monuments Fund in Britain. For twenty-five years he was a member of the executive committee of the National Trust and has also served on the boards of the English National Opera and the London Library. He is a regular lecturer on history, art history, architecture, and music.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER’S ASSOULINE INSPIRED TRAVELS through The Light of London brings us an iconic visit that is not only compelling visually but also reminds us of the world we savor. London’s cultural scene combines the assurance of long-standing tradition with the verve of regained creativity. The sheer breadth of cultural activities on offer in the capital is breathtaking, with over 150 theatres and 300 art galleries.
As bold as a bright red postbox, as refined as white bone china, as flamboyant as a pantomime dame, and as hearty as pie and mash: London is a complex character of epic proportions. A single day for the London visitor can quite effortlessly include green parks, world-class watercolors, lunch in a contemporary Thames-side restaurant, ale and chips amid the wood-cladding of a traditional English pub, high-end fashion, rooftop cocktails, and cobbled backstreets clattering with market traders.
Today’s typical London street transports you back centuries with its architecture, and across continents with its population. Brimming with photo-friendly British emblems – the ubiquitous black cab; the Houses of Parliament’s soaring limestone peaks – London unites a colorful history and solid traditions with cutting-edge creativity and true multiculturalism.
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