The glorious monuments built in India by the Mughal emperors, from Babur in the early 16th century to Bahadur Shah…
It was in 1814 that the Benedictine monks arrived in Stratton-on-the-Fosse in Somerset from Douai in Flanders where, in 1606,…
It may have been first published in 1973, but reading it again in Persephone Books’ elegant re-print, Adam Fergusson’s The Sack of Bath (£12) remains a real shocker. The fury of his polemic against the powers in Bath that seemed hell-bent on destroying everything except a few grand Georgian set- pieces in that beautiful city still has a terrible relevance today.
Will it ever end? The romantic interest in the architecture, history and life lived in the country house is as alive today as it was in 1978, when Mark Girouard wrote his seminal Life in the English Country House.
The Great Court of the British Museum is a good place to start.
It was the neon lit windowless corridor in the surgery in Dumfries that did it.
It all began at Hardwick Hall.
The Women, by T. C. Boyle
West Workroom towards a new sobriety in architecture theory + practice, by Paolo Conrad-Bercah+w office (including contributions from Daniel Sherer, Pierluigi Panza and George Baird)
The English House: The Story of a Nation at Home, by Clive Aslet
Mlinaric on Decorating, by Mirabel Cecil and David Mlinaric