James Stevens Curl

Professor James Stevens Curl is the author of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism which castigates those who can only look with their ears. He was awarded the President’s Medal of The British Academy in 2017 for his outstanding service to the Humanities.

The undiscovered 19th century wonders of Northern Ireland

A new book on Decimus Burton, Victorian England’s “pagan” architect

This is an eloquent book that describes the architecture, culture, topography, and social life of a vibrant city

Reed’s great book exposes the ugliness and illiteracy of Modernism

Journalist and actor Denis Tuohy has written a rewarding collection worthy of his colourful career

This collection of measured drawings recovers the backbone of architectural education

John Martin Robinson’s second memoir pulls no punches against the cult of Modernism

This is a beautifully illustrated, handsomely printed and thorough, scholarly exposition of the triumphal arch

The Church of England abandons historic buildings – can they have an afterlife?

A dignified classical design respects its setting and the memory of wartime sacrifice