This is the 45th Annniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic changes in the way people live their lives. It's in this book that he reiterates the tragedy behind a countryside increasingly misused and abused in the name of urbanisation and industrialisation.
The first major study of Edwin Smith's work for over twenty years, and the first to put his work into its photographic and cultural context. Includes many rarely seen images as well as previously unpublished correspondence.
The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s.
Superbly illustrated with photographs by acclaimed photographer Edwin Smith, along with a selection of contemporary images and a preface by Colin McLean, this book is a classic work of economic and social history, and a fascinating account of the shaping of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini, one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain in the twentieth century.
Discusses social structure and the way of life behind Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture, the ferment of excitement aroused in English patrons and craftsmen as they learnt about the classic Five Orders and the buildings of Ancient Rome from publications and engravings, and architectural drawings which survive from the period.
For over a millennium Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093-1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture. This volume offers a comprehensive account, on the founding, development, building and decoration of this important edifice.