"Easygoing elegance and scholarliness lightened by jouncing, irrepressible enthusiasm." - Katherine A. Powers, "A Reading Life", Barnes & Noble Review
About the Author
Mark Girouard was born in 1931. He is a British architectural writer, an authority on the country house, leading architectural historian, and the biographer of James Stirling.He worked for Country Life magazine firstly as its Architectural Writer, and then as its Architectural Editor until 1967. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1975 to 1976, and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1987. Among his many books is Elizabethan Architecture (2009) and Life in the English Country House, which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize for 1978, and the WH Smith Literary Award in 1979. Writing with wit and erudition, Mark Girouard's works expertly explore the social history of the fabric in which we live. He lives in Notting Hill, London.