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A mid-Victorian competition to design new Government Offices in Whitehall fell victim to a battle between the competing styles of Gothic and Classical. The result proved unworthy of a nation then...

Christine Riding and Jacqueline Riding (ed.)

Denise Silvester-Carr looks at Art Deco places of interest in Britain.

Volume: 49 Issue: 7 1999

Rebecca Daniels celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Victorian Society, which set out in 1958 to save nineteenth-century architectural gems from destruction.

Volume: 48 Issue: 11 1998

Richard Cavendish visits Plas Newydd, the seat of the Marquess of Anglesey.

Volume: 48 Issue: 2 1998

Renaissance Venetians developed a sophisticated technology for keeping the city’s vital waterways free from silt and in the process, as Joseph Black explains, created a unique landscape that inspired travellers and painters.

Volume: 48 Issue: 4 1998

On the tercentenary of the fire that destroyed it, Simon Thurley describes the significance of the royal Palace of Whitehall to the Tudor and Stuart monarchs who lived there.

Volume: 48 Issue: 1 1998

Alex Barker discusses St Augustine's Abbey Museum.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

Michael Leech on the efforts to save and excavate the site of the original Globe Theatre in London.

Volume: 47 Issue: 10 1997

The houses built by Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, are a reflection of his career under Henry VIII, says Maurice Howard, and the King's manipulation of those who served him.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

'All roads lead to Rome' – tribute to a phenomenon that held a world empire together. But who built them and how were they planned and maintained? Logan Thompson tells us more.

Volume: 47 Issue: 2 1997

Simon Thurley sniffs the air in William III's Privy Garden at Hampton Court.

Volume: 47 Issue: 5 1997

St Paul's Cathedral was opened on December 2nd, 1697.

Volume: 47 Issue: 12 1997

A reflection on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a one of Scotland’s most innovative architects.

Volume: 46 Issue: 6 1996

Diana Webb looks into the pleasures and pitfalls of an early tourist experience.

Volume: 46 Issue: 6 1996

As Luang Prabang, Laos' former royal capital of South East Asia becomes the latest addition to UNESCO world heritage sites, Cherry Barnett explores its significance.

Volume: 46 Issue: 4 1996

Bernard Porter looks at the Victorian capitalist who made his fortune from dealing in weapons of war and constructed a Northumberland haven with the proceeds.

Volume: 45 Issue: 1 1995

Charles C. Noel illustrates how the remodelling of the Spanish capital reflected the new philosophical and cultural concerns of her rulers in the 'Age of Reason'. 

Volume: 45 Issue: 10 1995

Centenary celebrations of the building of Westminster Cathedral

Volume: 45 Issue: 6 1995

Robert Thorne on when, and if, Britain’s modern buildings should be listed as historic.

Volume: 44 Issue: 9 1994

Diana Webb looks at the miracles and saints populating the basilica of the San Frediano in Lucca.

Volume: 44 Issue: 5 1994

Tim Knox looks at how the explosion of interest in all things Chinese in 18th-century Britain found a centrepiece in the royal gardens of George III.

Volume: 44 Issue: 7 1994

Christy Anderson reviews two new books on architecture


Merlin Waterson looks at how the newly-independent Estonia is recovering its heritage.

Volume: 42 Issue: 11 1992

Peter Wickham surveys a little-known example of Modern Movement Architecture.

Volume: 42 Issue: 11 1992

Michael Leech on a Tudor revival in the East End

Volume: 42 Issue: 11 1992
by J.S. Curl

A place to inspire visions of secret prisoners, torture and the axe - but the reality was less blood-soaked and more varied. Geoffrey Parnell chronicles the fortunes of the capital's royal fortress.

Volume: 42 Issue: 3 1992

Henry VIII spent astronomical amounts on military fortifications from the Scottish border to the South Coast of England. Marcus Merriman discusses the locations and architecture of these fortifications.

Volume: 41 Issue: 6 1991

Paris' most famous landmark turned 100 years old in 1989. But, as Jean-Pierre Navailles relates, the plans raised a storm of protest at the time directed against 'the monstrosity'.

Volume: 39 Issue: 12 1989

Tony Aldous investigates a reconstructed 1694 column near Covent Garden.

Volume: 39 Issue: 7 1989

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