Architecture

hoover

The sorry history of London’s Hoover Building

October 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Several other Thirties buildings from American firms survive in west London

monuments

A passion for pastiche: China’s Potemkin villages

October 15, 2020 9:30 am

Fake Heritage: Why We Rebuild Monuments by John Darlington reviewed

doors

The perception of doors

October 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Take hope, ye who enter here

paradis

The forgotten female composer fêted by Mozart and Haydn

September 9, 2020 11:48 pm

Maria Theresia von Paradis was the darling of the Viennese musical court, so why has she been forgotten?

athens

I love Greece and the Greeks but they have destroyed Athens

September 9, 2020 2:54 pm

Much of this city is now one long cement block after another

washington monument name

Welcome to the District of BLMbia

September 3, 2020 11:07 am

Time’s up for the nation’s capital

porch

The renaissance of the porch

May 17, 2020 12:28 pm

You could not ask for a more perfect COVID cloister

build

Trump should build to last

February 6, 2020 9:19 am

People who live in glass boxes shouldn’t throw stones

architecture new york

New York has really gone to pot when the tallest skyscrapers lie empty

January 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Bad taste and bad manners are ubiquitous in New York, so why should good taste suddenly prevail in putting up buildings?

scruton

Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained

December 29, 2019 7:37 am

Despite everything, I have so much to be grateful for

Secrets of the maestro

October 20, 2019 5:38 pm

The first major American exhibition of Andrea del Verrocchio confirms that he was a Renaissance innovator, and more than Leonardo’s teacher

Frank Lloyd Wright

Building a legend

October 11, 2019 12:18 pm

Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson reviewed

motels

The poetry of motels

June 20, 2019 2:29 pm

A new book of photographs documents this fallen world that helped to usher in the sexual revolution

notre-dame architectural nullity

Notre-Dame is an architectural nullity

April 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Let Lord Foster – the man behind the greatest gothic structure of the past century – restore the roof