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Saving Wotton The remarkable story of a Soane country house

Wotton has been dealt many blows and survived them all. Today it is a blossoming country house with the mark of Sir John Soane's essential reconstructions. Wotton's hardships and reconstructions are described and illustrated in a variety of ways. More

Stowe House [OUT OF PRINT]

Stowe House has been described as "the largest and most completely realised private neo-classical building in the world". The extraordinary family who built and re-built Stowe played a crucial role in the arts and politics of the Georgian age. Four prime ministers came from this or the closely related Pitt family, and with them and their house were associated a roll-call of artistic figures - to mention only Pope and Horace Walpole, Vanbrugh and Kent, Adam and Soane. More

A Dance to the Music of Time by Nicolas Poussin

A Dance to the Music of Time was painted by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) in c. 1634–36 for Giulio Rospigliosi, later Pope Clement IX. One of Poussin's most famous masterpieces, the picture's complex iconography was probably dictated by its patron. This analysis of the picture contains information on the meaning of the painting, the evolution of its composition, its visual sources and its critical content. More

British Modern: Architecture and Design in the 1930s

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. This latest publication from The Twentieth Century Society covers many aspects of the architecture and designs of the 1930s, from the influence of sculpture and photography, through the work of iconic architechts like Lubetkin, to the impact of new housing models on their inhabitants. More

Housing the Twentieth-century Nation

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. There was no bigger issue in the twentieth century than housing. In peace or war, people need homes, and a growing population and demands for better standards put architects, planners and sociologists to work. The century was known for its public housing, culminating in the tower blocks that once peppered major cities such as Birmingham and Glasgow, now fast disappearing. More

The Modern House Revisited

The second in the 20th Century Society Journal series has essays on modern houses open to the public, Harbour Meadow in Sussex, Dorich House in Kingston, Villa Savoy, and essays on patrons, textiles and plastics of the modern house and an interview with Elisabeth Benjamin and a discussion on F.R.S. Yorke. More

Post-war Houses - OUT OF PRINT

Houses designed by Brian Housden, Patrick Gwynne, Robert Harvey and John Penn are considered in seven essays by leading architects, art historians and curators. More

The Sixties

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. The Sixties: a time of sexual and cultural liberation, the Space Age and a tremendous optimism. There were radical new fashions in clothes, lifestyle objects and architecture - and also the rediscovery of Victoriana and Art Nouveau. This is a collection of essays by the architects and designers who were there, including Peter Smithson, Patrick Hodgkinson and Jane Dillon, and historians such as Gavin Stamp and Lesley Jackson with fresh insights on those enthusiastic, mixed-up times. More

The Heroic Period of Conservation

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. It was the 1960s, just when the Smithsons were writing, that conservation emerged in Britain as a mainstream aspect of architecture, introducing precisely those issues about social purpose, urbanism and ecology that were central to architecture's participation in the counterculture and its resistance to global capitalism. More

Robin Hood Gardens: Re-Visions

NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING IN THE UK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY. Robin Hood Gardens in Tower Hamlets, East London, was designed by Alison + Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. In 2008, this large social housing scheme was threatened with demolition and became a controversial conservation case. This book uncovers the history of the project, arguing for its historical and architectural significance and for its future role in housing provision. More

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