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England’s late-Georgian churches—long dismissed as 'mere preaching boxes'—are reappraised in new book

Built for a booming population, their architecture has been unfairly maligned, argues this survey

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Book offers overdue estimation of Decimus Burton, an architect of Classical class

The acclaimed 19th-century architect's structures were once described insipidly as having “gentlemanly reticence”

Pew! Sussex church may scrap plans to remove historic seating

Moves by parishes to replace pews with chairs for “flexibility” anger traditionalists

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A lifelong dedication to Gothic architecture: Peter Howell on A.W.N. Pugin

The final instalment in the collected letters of a revivalist pioneer

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When scholarship married the imagination: Peter Howell on Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

The French architect is the subject of two excellent new books

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Book Review: The arch of time

From its invention by the Romans, the monumental arch has been a feature of the built environment ever since