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'An absolute necessity': Gavin Stamp on women architects. Dec 1, 2017 1289
A criminal genius: Gavin Stamp on the career of J.L. Pearson. Nov 1, 2017 1268
Defenders of the pointed arch: Gavin Stamp on t he modern gothic. Oct 1, 2017 1281
Picnicking on tombstones: Gavin Stamp on the monumental cemeteries of Italy. Sep 1, 2017 1175
'This flat and its creator deserve to be better known': Gavin Stamp on Viktor Kovacic. Jul 1, 2017 1220
'Kolumba expresses much about the city's tragic modern history': Gavin Stamp in Cologne. Jun 1, 2017 1332
A visionary in Glasgow: Gavin Stamp on the genius of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. Biography Apr 1, 2017 1211
'A Baroque tamed to suit a northern taste': Gavin Stamp visits Vaux-le-Vicomte. Feb 1, 2017 1214
An Indian revival. Biography Jan 1, 2017 2584
'A magnificent, beautiful compromise': Gavin Stamp on London after the Great Fire. Nov 1, 2016 1193
What do architects look like? Oct 1, 2016 1206
When the future functioned: Gavin Stamp on a unique French utopian scheme. Sep 1, 2016 1194
Beyond Merrie England: Gavin Stamp on Shakespeare and architecture. Jul 1, 2016 1133
The tragedy and triumph of Arthur Gordon Shoosmith: Gavin Stamp in New Delhi. Jun 1, 2016 1141
'Why risk skin cancer when there's architecture to enjoy?' Gavin Stamp at the modern British seaside. May 1, 2016 1139
A northern focus: Gavin Stamp is impressed by an account of Scotland's seminal role in the development of early photography. Book review May 1, 2016 1017
'The survival of the Rock Garden seems little short of miraculous': Gavin Stamp celebrates the legacy of Nek Chand. Apr 1, 2016 1140
'Long may George Peabody's legacy continue to flourish' Gavin Stamp takes stock of Victorian social housing. Essay Mar 1, 2016 1186
'Was there no Celtic Revival to vie with the Gothic?'. Jan 1, 2016 1228
'A mature nation does not destroy its monuments' Bulgaria's historical memory is selective. Dec 1, 2015 1135
'Palladio has a stultifying hold on the architectural imagination'. Nov 1, 2015 1132
Soviet blocks: this authoritative account shows communist architecture in a new light. Book review Nov 1, 2015 1310
'This undoubted failure has become a compelling monument': Gavin Stamp on the ruins of St Peter's Seminary, Cardross. Oct 1, 2015 1234
'It seems extraordinary that this great artist is so little known': Gavin Stamp on the architecture of Ivan Mestrovic. Sep 1, 2015 1179
'A pub crawl can be an architectural education': Gavin Stamp rues the gradual loss of Britain's public houses. Jul 1, 2015 1122
'There is little evidence that Great Britain was on the winning side'. Jun 1, 2015 1131
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Architecture: The National Gallery's current 'Building the Picture' exhibition offers much insight into the role of architecture in 15th-century Italian painting-and the principles of perspective that it encapsulates gesture towards the entire history of architectural perspective. Jul 1, 2014 1138
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Architecture. Biography Sep 1, 2013 1179
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Architecture: the work of John Nash has often been overshadowed by that of his contemporary, John Soane. But his pragmatism, as well as his experiments with the picturesque, make him one of the most significant of all British architects. May 1, 2013 1104
Architecture: the discovery of the skeleton of Richard III raises the vexed question of how he ought to be commemorated. A traditional table tomb design has been proposed, but England's last Plantagenet king surely deserves a more ambitious monument. Apr 1, 2013 1091
Architecture: Gothic Revival architecture flourished in 19th-century Bombay. Many of its great proponents were connected to the Sir J.J. School of Art, including John Lockwood Kipling, who introduced naturalistic architectural sculpture to India. Mar 1, 2013 1152
Architecture: the work of eminent 19th-century sculptors, the public statues in Glasgow's George Square record both the city's glorious past and the proud history of Scotland. Now Glasgow City Council proposes to remove them without safeguarding their future. Feb 1, 2013 1112
Architecture: well-designed police stations can be eloquent statements of the order they are meant to represent. London has many fine late Victorian and Edwardian examples which, as with much public architecture of the period, now seem to be under threat. Jan 1, 2013 1140
Architecture: Sandycombe lodge, built by J.M.W. Turner in Twickenham in 1812, offers an intriguing glimpse of the painter's architectural potential. The Turner House Trust is now seeking to restore it--which may require an innovative solution for its future use. Dec 1, 2012 1158
Architecture: the striking monuments built by Italy to her Great War dead are almost unknown outside the country. For all their unpalatable historical associations, they are extraordinary structures that are unlike any other European memorials. Nov 1, 2012 1116
Architecture: with its elegant simplicity, King's Cross Station has always offered a bold contrast to the flamboyant gothic of its St Pancras neighbour. Its recent modernisation is triumphantly in keeping with the original terminus building. Oct 1, 2012 1142
Architecture: although James Wyatt was among the most prolific of Georgian architects, his work has long been neglected. A new study restores its reputation and reveals a man whose chaotic life frequently belied his considerable talents. Sep 1, 2012 1066
Temporary structures encourage experimentation and have, over the years, resulted in both ground-breaking designs and less worthy architectural conceits. But what will the legacy be of the recently opened Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London? Jul 1, 2012 1171
Architecture: in 1898 Edwin Lutyens remodelled a brick building in Varengeville, near Dieppe, for a wealthy Anglophile client. Le Bois des Moutiers is a superb example of British Arts and Crafts design in a surprising location--but its future remains uncertain. Jun 1, 2012 1237
Architecture: Iceland is more renowned for its recent financial crash than for its architecture, but its capital is home to some remarkable buildings, including a dazzling concert hall in Reykjavik designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriio. May 1, 2012 1126
Architecture: despite its vulnerability to fire, damp and rot, wood is a durable material that, over time, can become almost as hard as steel. From medieval barns to 17th-century log churches, timber structures have survived across Northern Europe over centuries. Apr 1, 2012 1076
Architecture: Augustus Pugin, whose bicentenary falls this month, died ill, impoverished and insane aged 40. In recent years, following a major London exhibition and a popular biography, the illustrious architect is at last garnering the recognition he deserves. Mar 1, 2012 1268
Architecture: George Gilbert Scott described the dome as 'the noblest of all forms', and it appears as a powerful symbol in secular and religious architecture throughout history. On the island of Malta, however, the craze for dome-building reached astonishing heights. Feb 1, 2012 1207
Architecture: the Royal Academy's Soviet Constructivism show celebrates two decades of experimentation which ended with the rise of Stalin. This movement did, however, have a surprising legacy in some of the last public buildings erected in the Soviet Union. Jan 1, 2012 1127
Architecture: New Delhi was inaugurated in 1931, just 16 years before the fall of the British Raj. Long dismissed as grandiose imperial pomp, it is only in recent years that Lutyens' elegant fusion of Western classicism with Eastern features has been triumphed. Dec 1, 2011 1091
Architecture: Buckinghamshire is the unlikely setting for a French chateau, but it has been home to the Rothschilds in England since 1874. Today, Waddesdon Manor continues to grow, with the addition of architect Stephen Marshall's gallery complex on Windmill Hill. Nov 1, 2011 1098
Architecture: few British artists depicted the industrial landscape of Victorian times. The best among them was John Atkinson Grimshaw, whose atmospheric works convey both the melancholy--and the beauty--of the urban existence in Britain. Oct 1, 2011 1168
Architecture: in the 18th century Vauxhall was the site of a pleasure garden, a nocturnal world of entertainment for Londoners from all walks of life. The buildings and grounds have long since disappeared, but the legacy of this magical place lives on. Sep 1, 2011 1250
Architecture: Ernest George's opulent terracotta facades are too fanciful for the ascetic tastes of many modern architects, but his legacy can be traced in Eric Parry's ceramic-fronted extension to the Holburne Museum in Bath. Jul 1, 2011 1184
Architecture: the much-touted 'Bilbao Effect' makes its way to British shores, with the opening of Turner Contemporary in Margate. But will David Chipperfield's new museum regenerate the down-at-heel seaside resort? Jun 1, 2011 1064
Architecture: after its doors closed in 1935, the fate of Sir Gilbert Scott's Midland Grand Hotel hung in the balance and in the 1960s came perilously close to demolition. Now, following its sympathetic and sumptuous restoration, this glorious building can be enjoyed by generations to come. May 1, 2011 1086
Architecture: from the late 18th century onwards, the craze for lighter-than-air travel saw aeronauts take to the skies in hot air balloons, airships and Zeppelins. Two colossal structures survive in Bedfordshire, England, a monument to these aviation pioneers. Apr 1, 2011 1084
Architecture: opened in 1895, the grand Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul then symbolised the city's ambivalent relationship with both East and West. Now, after an exemplary renovation, this truely remarkable building epitomises Istanbul's renaissance. Mar 1, 2011 1212
Architecture: for centuries, medieval cathedrals on both sides of the channel have endured damage and destruction because of religious and civil wars. The survival of Reims Cathedral, celebrating its 800th anniversary this year, is nothing short of miraculous--for which its restorers should be applauded. Feb 1, 2011 1222
Architecture: the Savoy Hotel has reinvented itself time and time again since it opened in 1889. But is the unlikely unity between the building's Victorian grandeur, Edwardian elegance and Jazz Age modernity maintained after its 220m [pounds sterling] restoration? Jan 1, 2011 1175
Architecture: a Gothic Revival church in the heart of Byzantium? Istanbul has a rich architectural heritage, with a surprising British influence in the 19th century. Long regarded as the gateway to the East, the former Constantinople is rather European. Dec 1, 2010 1161
Architecture: an exhibition by modern neo-classical sculptor Alexander Stoddart is reason enough to visit the beleaguered Scottish town of Paisley, but its architectural treasures make the visit even more worthwhile. Nov 1, 2010 1141
Architecture: ten years since the opening of the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Caruso St John Architects has unveiled Nottingham Contemporary, a beacon of architectural subtlety that outclasses other recent examples of modernist design in the UK. Oct 1, 2010 1087
Architecture: As part of a metal salvage drive for munitions in World War II, many of the UK's parks and squares lost their iron railings. With the National Gallery now victim to a constant stream of commercial events in its environs, isn't it time we got them back? Sep 1, 2010 1276
Architecture: cast aside by Modernists for much of the 20th century, Classicism has a comeback of sorts, with an excellent new book reappraising architecture partnerships and a recent exhibition at one of the very institutions that so derided the style. Jul 1, 2010 1100
Architecture: the planned World War II memorial to the dead of RAF Bomber Command in London's Green Park may be a worthy cause, but it is at the wrong scale and in the wrong place. Viewpoint essay Jun 1, 2010 1169
Reminders of mortality: Britain's Mausolea have long been neglected, but two campaigns are underway to save important monuments. Viewpoint essay May 1, 2010 1215
Englishmen's castles: neo-Tudor architecture has gained an unfair reputation but its use in eccentric residential schemes is a testament to its enduring appeal. Apr 1, 2010 1296
Save these houses: a new report highlights the threats to one of Europe's least-known legacies of historic buildings: the country houses of Silesia. Mar 1, 2010 1210
Cathedrals of steel: a journey from London to Berlin suggests that railway stations are reclaiming the architectural status they enjoyed in the 19th century. Feb 1, 2010 1252
Architecture: city under siege: despite local opposition and international criticism, St Petersburg is being spoiled by developers in the name of modernisation. Travel narrative Jan 1, 2010 1133
The new Neues: Berlin's Neues Museum has reopened. How justified was David Chipperfield's determination to repair the building rather than restore it? Dec 1, 2009 928
Dreaming towers: George Oatley's monumental wills tower for Bristol University was the final flowering of secular gothic in England--a tradition that lasted longer in the USA. Nov 1, 2009 1003
Strawberry gothic: strawberry hill, Horace Walpole's gothic villa beside the Thames, is being celebrated in an exhibition that opens at the Yale center for British art this month. Oct 1, 2009 1099
Knight's tale: the recent discovery of J.H. Nixon's watercolours of the Eglinton tournament underscores the importance of medievalism in British life. Sep 1, 2009 1158
Museum piece: a new book on Sir John Soane's museum highlights the changes that have been made to this strange shrine to an extraordinary architect. Jul 1, 2009 1200
Forgotten prophet: the acclaim given to the remodelled whitechapel gallery has neglected its remarkable architect. Jun 1, 2009 1202
Tent for a prince: 18th-century and regency buildings inspired by Turkish military tents were mostly temporary. Amazingly, one survives in south London, but its future is uncertain. May 1, 2009 1054
Why size is not enough: Mark Wallinger's success in the competition to design the Ebbsfleet landmark stands in a long tradition of giant public monuments. Apr 1, 2009 1020
Embassy or fortress? New concerns about security are bad news for the future of some distinguished embassy buildings. Mar 1, 2009 970
Vanbrugh's Indian villa: how did a country house by Vanbrugh become the prototype for a nawab's hunting lodge in Lucknow? Feb 1, 2009 1021
Shakespeare in stone: the national trust's plans to acquire Seaton Delaval Hall are a tribute to a genius who has inspired writers and artists for centuries. Jan 1, 2009 1099
Lost Lululaund: Henry Hobson Richardson's one building outside America was a house in England, for the celebrated Victorian painter Hubert Von Herkomer. Dec 1, 2008 971
Palladian games: the 500th anniversary of Palladio's birth is rightly being celebrated, but his influence on architects has in many ways been pernicious. Nov 1, 2008 1220
Cartoon history: a new book and exhibition are celebrating the centenary of Osbert Lancaster--cartoonist, architectural writer and dandy. Oct 1, 2008 1173

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