Front cover of Robert Byron's pamphlet entitled 'How we celebrate the Coronation', featuring a cartoon depicting a government official, a landlord and a clergyman with the body of a lion destroying architectural fragments, plans and protest documents
Artist/Photographer Boswell, James (1906-1971) Country UK: England City London Subject Date 1937 Image Date 1937 View Exterior Medium Print Library Reference 72.03(42.1).025.1//BYR Orientation Portrait Colour Info Colour Credit RIBA Collections Subject Flats ; Graphic design ; Politicians ; Clergy
SOURCE: Robert Byron. How we celebrate the Coronation - a word to Londons visitors (London, 1937), front cover NOTES: This pamphlet (which was first published as an article in the Architectural Review in 1937) includes a list of "a few of London's historic buildings which have been demolished since the war, or threatened with destruction". It served as a scathing indictment of the perceived irresponsibility of landlords and senior members of the government and church in allowing valuable old buildings to be destroyed in the interest of short-term financial gain.
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