Robert Thorne


Robert Thorne investigates the nineteenth-century passion for views that has inspired the exhibition about to open at London's Barbican Art Gallery.

Building Bridges: George Godwin and Architectural Journalism

'Art offers itself as a social ' bridge of no ordinary size and strength.’ The career and campaigns of George Godwin centred on his editorship of The Builder - a tireless commitment to painstaking professionalism mixed with social concern for Victorian architects as problem-solvers and reformers.

Chatham Revealed

The great frustration in visiting naval dockyard towns has always been that they keep their most exciting parts hidden from view behind unassailable walls.