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2.9

London colour

This whistle-stop tour of London visits some of the most visually distinctive parts of our capital city.

Charting a rough course from west to east the video takes in:

Sloane Square: Victorian red-brick mansion blocks

Notting Hill: Pretty painted terraces and market area shopfronts

Regent’s Park: Classical white stucco-fronted buildings from of Regency period

Parks and green areas: London is dotted throughout with greenery, parks and commons

Southbank: brown river, grey concrete brutalism and graffiti-painted skate zones

The City: grand classical architecture, brick churches and soaring glass and steel towers

Spitalfields: Georgian Huguenot merchants’ terraced houses, painted now in moody shades

Brick Lane and Shoreditch: Arguably London’s trendiest area, a mix of dirty brick, brash shop fronts, high-fashion and fully-saturated graffiti / street art

In Steps 2.11 and 2.12 we will ask you to share your observations of the colours of London, and to post images of your own home location.

With a large global cohort we hope you will help us to compile colour material that advances debate on the colour preferences associated with location.

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This video is from the free online course:

The Power of Colour

KLC School of Design

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