Stone to build london by gill hackman is an incredible piece of work the result of years of diligent and painstaking research this lavish and beautifully produced hardback delves deep into the story of portland stone and the men who quarried and shaped it. Portland stone became the building block of london but does it have a place in modern british architecture this extraordinary legacy and the reason behind the stones endurance and . Stone to build london portlands legacy i thought id give this reminder of gill hackmans fabulous book on the history of the portland stone industry and the many iconic london buildings constructed using portland stone. The building stones of london takes you on a journey from ad 200 to the present explaining what materials were used in some of londons great buildings london clay formation but portland stone became the material of choice for buildings of consequence the building of london from the conquest to the great fire british museum press
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