James Stevens Curl

Professor James Stevens Curl, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, is the author of numerous works on architecture, including English Victorian Churches: Architecture, Faith, & Revival (London: John Hudson Publishing, 2022), and Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 2019).

Far too many young people are woefully ignorant of the splendour and meaning of our rich ecclesiastical architecture

A new history of graffiti and rebellion is less light and bawdy than one may have expected

Editorial errors do not spoil a fine work of Irish architectural history

Britain has lost a wise and dedicated public servant

A fascinating exploration of Irish history could have been better and more comprehensively illustrated

A new book is full of architectural treasures that the Scottish Government should do a better job of treasuring

A new book on an inventive, unjustly underrated, provincial architect is handsome but flawed

A civilising tradition has been sadly neglected

Oxford is full of architectural riches

A fine tribute to an industrious architectural eccentric