Professor Emeritus Blake Alexander was a great admirer of classical architecture. His personal library, which he donated to the Architecture & Planning Library and is currently being processed, contains many important titles that focus on British architecture, including many of Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England.Shortly after he passed away last December, I was asked by Fred Heath, vice-provost to UT Libraries to select a book that would be purchased in Blake’s memory. I believe he would have enjoyed my selection: Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830. Published last year by English Heritage, this is revised and expanded edition for the original 1993 Georgian Architecture also by James Stevens Curl. The book includes extensive illustrations including plans, sections and elevations as well as renderings and contemporary photos. The select bibliography spans 12 dense pages that will clear offer a wealth of options for further readings. More information about this title can be found on the author’s website.
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