King’s Cross: A Sense of Place
Angela Inglis with Nigel Buckner. Published by Matador, 2012.
ISBN: 9781780883311. Softback, 20x20cms.
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Enabling author and photgrapher Angela Inglis realise her vision for the book. Book design and layout, photo editing, writing photo captions as needed, providing general support and liaising with the various contributors on photographic matter. Developed over a period of 2+ years in close collaboration with author.
Produce a book that clearly presents the subject matter in a way that is visually stimulating and with continuity sensitive to varying subject matters of the contributing authors.
About the book
King’s Cross: A Sense of Place covers the industrial history and social and architectural regeneration of King’s Cross, in particular the area immediately east of King’s Cross Station. This area was marked for demolition by British Rail to make way for the proposed construction of the international rail station at King’s Cross. The book details how this proposal was overturned and how the subsequent development of the area became sensitive to local social need and architectural history, marking it out as a model for inner city regeneration.
A major element that makes the book so relevant are the written contributions from many of the key campaigners and architects involved in this process. As well as this, the history of the area is narrated by engineering historian and industrial archaeologist Malcolm Tucker. It is also generously illustrated with photographs and diagrams from the past to the present day.
This is the second such book produced with the author. It develops on the success of the first book entitled:
Railway Lands, Catching King’s Cross and St Pancras.
Published by Matador, 2007. ISBN: 9781906221409. Softback, 20x20cms.
Published in 2007, the print run of 2000 copies has virtually sold out.