War in the West

Architecture

Just before lunchtime on September 1st, 1923 the Great Kanto earthquake subjected Tokyo, Yokohama and surrounding areas to almost five minutes of...

These two books, while dissimilar in most ways, are united by their interest in mass building projects that transformed the look and character of...

Andrew Higgott surveys the contested legacy of modern architecture in Britain from the first machine age to the dawn of the digital.

This elegantly conceived volume adds considerably to our knowledge and understanding of one of the most remarkable buildings to have been...

Eighteenth-century men of taste had begun to build themselves mock-medieval houses. Tudor Edwards writes how their descendants carried on the vogue by constructing a series of impressive castles.

First the mansion of the House of Lancaster, writes L.W. Cowie, then a hospital of the Tudors, the Savoy was once said to be the finest residence in England.

The present is the urban age. There are close to 500 cities and urban agglomerations with over a million inhabitants and 26 mega-cities with...

Thirty years after his death, the great critic remains the heretical voice of architectural history.

The rebirth of one of the world's great buildings took place on December 24th, 563.

Neil Ritchie describes a pastoral race who flourished on Sardinia between 1500 and 500 B.C.. The Nuraghi have left us more than seven thousand finely built towers and a host of magnificent bronze figurines.

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