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Stamp, Gavin

Overview
Works: 319 works in 598 publications in 1 language and 7,875 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: NA997.L8, 720.92
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Most widely held works about Gavin Stamp
 
Most widely held works by Gavin Stamp
'Greek' Thomson by Alexander Thomson( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme by Gavin Stamp( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval in Northern France, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is arguably the finest structure erected by any British architect in the twentieth century. It is the principal, tangible expression of the defining event in Britain's experience and memory of the Great War, the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916, and it bears the names of 73,000 soldiers whose bodies were never found at the end of that bloody and futile campaign. This brilliant study by an acclaimed architectural historian tells the origin of the memorial in the context of commemorating the war dead; it considers the giant classical brick arch in architectural terms, and also explores its wider historical significance and its resonances today. So much of the meaning of the twentieth century is concentrated here; the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing casts a shadow into the future, a shadow which extends beyond the dead of the Holocaust, to the Gulag, to the 'disappeared' of South America and of Tianenmen
The English house, 1860-1914 : the flowering of English domestic architecture by Gavin Stamp( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great perspectivists by Gavin Stamp( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing metropolis : earliest photographs of London, 1839-1879 by Gavin Stamp( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin Lutyens : country houses : from the archives of Country life by Gavin Stamp( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), perhaps the greatest British architect of the twentieth century, was introduced by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, his celebrated collaborator, to Edward Hudson, the founder of the great British magazine Country Life, in 1889. Hudson thereafter did all he could to promote the work of a man he admired without reservation, commissioning Lutyens to design the magazine's offices in Covent Garden in 1904, as well as three country houses. Country Life published articles about virtually all his buildings shortly after their completion, recording them as the architect intended, creating an unparalleled visual archive which is the source for this selection of outstanding photographs of Lutyens's domestic architecture." "Founded in 1897, Country Life from the outset published remarkable photographs, and the huge influence the magazine exerted was nowhere more apparent than in its unprecedented championship of Edwin Lutyens, whose buildings it promoted for almost fifty years. For this book, two hundred photographs have been beautifully reproduced from the Country Life archive and, combined with Gavin Stamp's illuminating essay, provide a unique survey of one of Britain's foremost architects."--Jacket
Victorian buildings of London, 1837-1887 : an illustrated guide by Gavin Stamp( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's lost cities by Gavin Stamp( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is not only the Luftwaffe that was to blame for the destruction meted out on Britain's city centres during the twentieth century. The utopian dream of postwar planners beguiled by modernist visions of a car-borne, tower-block-dwelling society saw Mediaeval churches, Tudor alleyways, Georgian terraces and grand monuments to Victorian mercantilism vanish for ever, to be replaced by a landscape of concrete office-blocks, arterial roads and characterless shopping malls." "Now, Gavin Stamp shows us what we have lost. Reproduced in this book are hundreds of haunting photographs of cities from Plymouth to Glasgow, Canterbury to Leeds, all of streets and buildings that have gone for good - of historic cityscapes that now only exist at all in the form of a rare, sometimes grainy photograph. Lost, mourns Stamp, are Liverpool's magnificent Custom House, London's Foundling Hospital, Newcastle's Royal Arcade and Dundee's amazing and idiosyncratic Royal Arch, to pick just a handful of egregious losses." "He shows, further, how cities like Coventry and Hull that today we think of as both architecturally not particularly distinguished and above all recent, had, until the wrecking balls moved in, lovely mediaeval districts and leafy market squares - in Coventry's case, indeed, swept away by the city planners and enthusiast for the car even before German air-raids gutted the cathedral. Often, too, he reveals, the culprits in the most wanton destruction were those who might have been expected to be the most careful custodians of our heritage - like our universities, who oversaw the destruction of Georgian terraces in Edinburgh and in London's Bloomsbury." "This is a vocation of our architectural past - a virtual tour of a vanished Britain and a reminder of the importance of preserving our heritage."--Jacket
Alexander 'Greek' Thomson by Gavin Stamp( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernö Goldfinger : Works 1 by Ernö Goldfinger( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Owen Williams, 1890-1969 by David Cottam( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lutyens, the work of the English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) : Hayward Gallery London SE1, 18 November 1981-31 January 1982 by Edwin Landseer Lutyens( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain in the thirties( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lutyens abroad : the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens outside the British Isles by Edwin Landseer Lutyens( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church in crisis by Charles Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architect of promise : George Gilbert Scott Junior (1839-1897) and the late Gothic Revival by Gavin Stamp( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Victorian Britain : a pictorial chronicle of destruction by Gavin Stamp( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic for the steam age : an illustrated biography of George Gilbert Scott by Gavin Stamp( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gilbert Scott was the most prolific and most famous of Victorian architects. For many, however, blinded by prejudice to the merits of Victorian architecture and the Gothic Revival, he was the most notorious. The rehabilitation of his reputation after a century of abuse is symbolised, above all, by the magnificent restoration of one of his best-known buildings (once seriously threatened with demolition), the hotel at St Pancras Station in London. He was the founder of the greatest architectural dynasty in British history, a dynasty which still flourishes in the fourth and fifth generation. Scott ran the largest architectural office of its time and it produced designs for some seven or eight hundred buildings (estimates vary). Only a limited selection can therefore be illustrated here, but all of his major secular works are represented, whether by old or new photographs, original drawings and prints, along with the best and most significant of his many churches.The first in what is a long-overdue illustrated biography of Sir Gilbert Scott, Gavin Stamp has trawled tirelessly through the archives, trying to piece together the life of this great Victorian architect. The sheer scale of Scott's work and the foundations of an architectural empire has amassed a huge portfolio. Within these pages is a celebration of his work
Telephone boxes by Gavin Stamp( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Victorian Britain : how the twentieth century destroyed the nineteenth century's architectural masterpieces by Gavin Stamp( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles - and deplores - the catastrophic swathe cut through our architectural heritage by the twentieth century's sustained antipathy to the nineteenth, as well as offering an offbeat history of Victorian architecture, and its belated re-evaluation, entirely through buildings that have disappeared
 
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The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
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The Memorial to the Missing of the SommeEdwin Lutyens : country houses : from the archives of Country lifeBritain's lost citiesAlexander 'Greek' ThomsonErnö Goldfinger : Works 1Lost Victorian Britain : a pictorial chronicle of destructionLost Victorian Britain : how the twentieth century destroyed the nineteenth century's architectural masterpieces
Alternative Names
Gavin Stamp

Gavin Stamp British architectural historian

Stamp, G.

Stamp, G. (Gavin)

Stamp, Gavin 1948-

Stamp, Gavin Mark 1948-

Stamp, Gavin Mark 1948-2017

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