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).

A welcome if flawed history of Irish architecture

Everything sacred and beautiful must be dragged through the mud

There is much to learn about human life in a graveyard

Modernism has failed and it is time to return to diligent study of the best of traditional architecture

Ideologues and marketers are ruining the Royal Institute of British Architects

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