English architecture since the regency. An interpretation.
London, Constable 1953.
8vo. 296pp, incl. frontis & 48 ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper rather soiled and defective). Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate.
Although published as late as 1953, this book is based on a series of lectures delivered by Goodhart-Rendel at Oxford in 1934, thus accounting for his complete silence on English architecture from that point onwards (which he no doubt thought too dreadful to contemplate). For the architecture of the century or so preceding 1934, it is however a real treat to read, for it combines genuine learning with a sparkling prose style and strong opinions on all the great Victorian architects.