OUR AUTHORS

We’re proud to publish the work of these authors – in alphabetical order.

James Stevens Curl (English Victorian Churches)

Professor Emeritus James Stevens Curl is a distinguished writer with many highly-acclaimed books to his credit, including The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015, 2016), Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830 (2011), Victorian Architecture: Diversity & Invention (2007), The Egyptian Revival (2005), and Classical Architecture (2001, 2003). He has been described as ‘one of the few architectural historians who manages to absorb prodigious research which he imparts effortlessly in sustained and lively narrative’, and has won for himself an international reputation for accurate and painstaking scholarship, thoroughness of research, and lucidity of style. Among his many accolades were the Sir Banister Fletcher Award for the Best Book of the Year on Architecture and the Fine Arts (1992), the President’s Medal of the British Academy for ‘outstanding service to the cause of the humanities’ in recognition of his ‘contribution to the wider study of the History of Architecture in Britain and Ireland’ (2017), and an Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition (History & Writing) by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, USA (2019). He was Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, in the academical years 1991-2 and 2001-2, and is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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Christopher Webster (LateGeorgian Churches)

Dr Christopher Webster is an architectural historian who has published extensively on late-Georgian and early-Victorian subjects including the churches of this period, the Ecclesiologists, the major northern architect R.D. Chantrell, the growth of the architectural profession and the buildings of his native city, Leeds. His previous books include Temples Worthy of His Presence; The Early Publications of the Cambridge Camden Society, (2003), RD Chantrell (1793-1872) and the Architecture of a Lost Generation, (2009), Building a Great Victorian City; Leeds Architects and Architecture (2011), Episodes in the Gothic Revival (2011) and Six Church Architects (2012). Late-Georgian Churches is a development of the subject of his PhD. Following a career in Higher Education, he is now a Research Associate at the University of York.