Architecture

The sound of silence: ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’, by Alfred Latour, from Modern Woodcuts and Lithographs by British and French Artists,  by Geoffrey Holme, 1919 © Getty Images

The devastating fire at Notre-Dame destroyed more than just bricks.

The Fagus factory in Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany, designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer.

The life of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus.

Palace of Communications: the Lisbon Post Office, known as Palácio das Comunicações, early 1950s.

The buildings that came out of Portugal’s New State were described as an ‘architectural lie’.

Aerial view of the Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, built between 1957 and 1961.

From the practical idealism of early municipal reformers to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. 

Capital in the north portico to the Courtyard of the Myrtles in the Comares Palace of the Alhambra.

A comprehensive study of the Alhambra cuts through centuries of myth to give us a sense of the vibrant spectacle that greeted its original residents and diplomatic visitors.

Reims Cathedral hit during a German shell barrage, 19 September 1914.

During the First World War, the deliberate destruction of western Europe's medieval heritage changed how people thought about their nations' pasts. Heritage tourism is one of the war's lesser-known legacies. 

Caerlaverock Castle

The castles of Scotland are tangible evidence of the country’s evolution from violent feudalism towards a more settled and centralised nation state. David C. Weinczok explores a land of hill forts, towerhouses and châteaux. 

Artist's impression of the pyramid at its height

Hidden beneath a hill in Cholula, Mexico lies the largest pyramid ever built.

The Palazzo della Civia Italiana, part of the EUR complex in Rome and now home to the fashion house Fendi

Though many writers, film-makers and other artists found it difficult to work in Fascist Italy, modernist architecture flourished under the less than watchful gaze of Mussolini.

The ‘Nazi who said sorry’ was a master of constructing his own narrative.