ROSL Book Talk: The Buildings of Green Park by Andrew Jones
This is a live in person event, happening at the ROSL Clubhouse
Andrew Jones will be talking about his new book, The Buildings of Green Park.
The book was researched and written during the first lockdown of 2020 when the usually peripatetic Piccadilly resident decided to combine his permitted 1-hour daily dose of outdoor exercise time with photographing and documenting each of the buildings and monuments in and around Green Park. What started as a series of Instagram posts turned into a book about the 65 structures in and around the park, including, of course, The Royal Overseas League.
The book tells the stories of each of these buildings and monuments – exploring both their architecture and their history - from the majestic Lancaster House to The Ritz Hotel, and The Hard Rock Café, where Lord Elgin once displayed the Parthenon Marbles. The book has a Foreword by Alain de Botton about the importance of living in the present and of appreciating one’s immediate surroundings.
Andrew Jones has lived on Piccadilly for the past 15 years, using it as a base for his travels around the world and Green Park. An international lawyer by profession, Andrew collects Modern British art and design. He has written on architecture and travel for Blueprint magazine, Drawing Matter, The Financial Times and The World of Interiors, served on the awards committee for Masterpiece London art fair, sits on the board of Save Venice Inc. and on the development committee of The Royal Drawing School.
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