The Buildings of England Hampshire: South
Charles O’brien, Bruce Bailey, Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (Yale University Press, £35)
THIS is THE Final volume in a trio that has now replaced the original 1967 ‘Buildings of england’ volume describing Hampshire and the isle of Wight. The physical expansion of the book makes tangible the extraordinary architectural riches of the county as well as the extent to which the new edition enlarges on its predecessor, with the fresh treatment of recent buildings and updated discussion of familiar ones.
The new book covers Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth as well as their surrounds. it follows a now familiar formula, with revised entries and additional black-and-white plans and illustrations, as well as 124 new colour photographs. With this excellent revision comes the now equally familiar and agonising question: what should i do with the 1967 volume? JG
Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí To Maya Lin Martin Filler (New York Review Books, £19.99) THIS THIRD volume of essays, originally published in the New York Review of Books, includes chapters on Gaudí, Frederick Law Olmsted, Lloyd Wright, Lutyens, Speer, Kahn, Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano, among other architects/master builders, and ranges from Vienna Secession luxury through new Brutalism to the condo towers on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row.
The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage Anthony Jennings (Sacristy Press, £34.99)
Updated and revised edition of this illustrated history and gazetteer devoted to the most covetable genre of english house.
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
Text and photographs by Ashley Hicks (Rizzoli, £40) Gleaming detail in giltwood or gold is a running theme through this portrait of the principal interiors of Buckingham Palace, with spread after spread of sumptuous photographs, a page of text on each room and a foreword by The Prince of Wales. MM
Blomfield’s 1874 addition to Palace House, Beaulieu, Hampshire