‘The buildings come into their own when imagined in drawings’
The ‘High Tech’ architecture developed by Norman Foster and his peers in the late 1960s relied on great draughtsmanship
‘The Southbank Centre suffers from architectural self-loathing’
Plans for a rooftop bar at the Royal Festival Hall have thankfully been scrapped, but questions remain over the stewardship of the Southbank centre
How the church-building boom of the 19th century began
Two hundred years ago, the English parliament passed the Act for Building New Churches, allocating £1m for the task
Minnette de Silva was a great architect – and her buildings should not be left to crumble
Kandy should be prouder of the pioneering architect, who instigated the idea of ‘regional modernism’
The BBC’s ‘Civilisation’ reboot is fixed firmly in the present
The update of Kenneth Clark’s landmark series takes a more questioning approach to art history
Does the Louvre Abu Dhabi live up to its aims?
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undeniably impressive, but can it succeed in becoming the universal museum it wants to be?
‘Millicent Fawcett and Gillian Wearing are a winning combination’
The design for Millicent Fawcett’s statue breaks the mould, but Parliament Square is a problematic site
The collector who tried to reassemble the ancient world
Cassiano dal Pozzo’s paper museum, consisting of thousands of drawings, attempted to encapsulate the knowledge of his time
MoMA puts on a model exhibition about Frank Lloyd Wright
This revelatory show matches Frank Lloyd Wright’s work to his personality and his designs to his ambitions
An alternative vision of life in Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City
The radicalism of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City is often overlooked, but Letchworth is an utopian success
‘National costume drama on a grand scale’
This is a great way to relive the ‘pageant-fever’ of earlier, more technologically innocent decades
Has Le Corbusier stopped being an ogre?
17 buildings by Le Corbusier are now on the World Heritage list. Why has it taken so long?
What is a European Capital of Culture for?
Can San Sebastián, one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture, provide some answers?
Boris Johnson and the GLA are the true vandals of London
The mayor’s expansionist ambitions are ruining the city’s historic character
Sir John Soane’s private apartments are a public treasure
The restoration at the Soane Museum is a masterpiece of forensic work
The search is on for England’s missing public sculptures
Public sculpture was one marker of an ambitious, aspirant and generous society, the kind of world that we urgently need to be reminded of
Comings and goings: Paolozzi and public art
It’s not just Paolozzi’s mosaics that have come under threat in recent years. Is it time for a public catalogue of such items?
‘No more pushing around of Mrs Pankhurst’
The site of Emmeline Pankhurst’s statue in Westminster was chosen by her fellow suffragists – there is no reason for it to change