'Gavin Stamp, one of our most distinguished architectural historians, has done a depressing but important public service in cataloguing this odious chapter of destruction.' The Telegraph 'Gavin Stamp's Lost Victorian Britain contains many pictures of the fine architecture that a postwar generation delighted in destroying. In a brilliant essay, Stamp blames aesthetic snobbery and a frenzy of self-hatred.' -- Ian Jack The Guardian 'This is an important book. ...It is well written, full of passion and illustrations of all the lost buildings.' Books Choice, Oxford Times 'This look at the Victorian buildings destroyed in the 20th century makes for heartbreaking reading' The Sunday Times '...a poignant, well informed book that depressed and delights in equal measure.' Manchester Evening News 'A photographic account of the Victorian buildings demolished in 20th-century reforms makes for moving reading' -- Simon Jenkins Culture, The Sunday Times '...a powerful and compelling indictment of the destruction of numerous magnificent Victorian buildings' -- Marcus Binney The Times 'an excellent book' Literary Review * 'A forceful and passionate reclamation of an era so long regarded as unfashionable.' Sunday Herald
About the Author
Gavin Stamp is the author of Britain’s Lost Cities and Lutyens Houses.