‘We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.’ — Winston Churchill.
This document isn’t a intended as a comprehensive introduction to architecture. Instead, it looks at some the more interesting topics and structures, as viewed through the eyes of a layman.
Various sources of information have been used, including the following:-
A Guide to the Architecture of London, Edward Jones ＆ Christopher Woodward, published by Weidenfeld ＆ Nicolson, 1983
A History of Western Architecture, David Watkin, published by Laurence King, 1992
A Vision of Britain: A Personal View of Architecture, HRH Prince of Wales, published by Doubleday, 1989
English Architecture; a Concise History, David Watkin, published by Thames ＆ Hudson, 1979
Evolution of Truth website at www.evolutionoftruth.com
GLIAS Newsletter: more about the Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society (GLIAS) can be found at www.glias.org.uk
Open University website at www.open.ac.uk
Pears Cyclopedia, 90th Edition, published by Pelham Books, 1981
The Buildings of Britain: Anglo-Saxon and Norman, Alastair Service, published by Barrie ＆ Jenkins, 1982
The Buildings of Britain: Tudor and Jacobean, Malcolm Airs, published by Barrie ＆ Jenkins, 1982
The Buildings of Britain: Stuart and Baroque, Richard Morrice, published by Barrie ＆ Jenkins, 1982
The Buildings of Britain: Regency, David Watkin, published by Barrie ＆ Jenkins, 1982
The Buildings of Southern England, John Julius Norwich, published by Macmillan, 1995
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