Inventive Vents: A Gazetteer of London's Ventilation Shafts

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Inventive Vents: A Gazetteer of London's Ventilation Shafts

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All across London, appearing in myriad forms, are the vital structures that allow the hidden underground infrastructure of the city to operate: ventilation shafts. They emerge, often disguised as buildings, columns or sculptures, from that other vast city that lies beneath our feet, of tunnels, sewers, bunkers, and other underground spaces, all needed to keep London working. This book is the culmination of the Inventive Vents project, led by Our Hut and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which celebrates these shafts and investigates the subterranean world to which they provide clues. Discover them for yourself with this illuminating gazetteer.

Richly illustrated with maps and photographs this 96 page colourful spiral bound book has a handy elastic band useful for ventilation shaft discovery expeditions. It also contains a beautiful A3 poster of some of London's most iconic vents.

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Melanie Gale 25 Jul, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Totally amazing! Wonderful gazetteer of architectural features that I never really considered before. Packed with interesting info.

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David Wakefield 13 Jul, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

A delightfully quirky book about a subject that has always held a strange fascination for me ever since I was a youngster. As a gazetteer, being spiral bound was a boon for quick reference and the sturdy elastic band to keep it closed was a perfect finishing touch. A wonderful publication, well-written and beautifully-presented.

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Andrew Blake 20 Jul, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

If you’ve never noticed air vents before, read this excellent publication and you’ll never stop seeing them again.

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Lyle Tompsen 26 Aug, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! Great book! Etsy is requiring me to add more words to this, and it really is a great book. So, I will add, onanism, hermaphrodite, mastication, excretory delight, schadenfreude, pernicious anemia.

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