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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

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