Michael Hall’s most recent book is ‘George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America’ (Yale University Press).

Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (detail; 1903–05), C.E. Kempe & Co.

Charles Eamer Kempe – the stained-glass designer who kitted out England’s churches

His opulent style is a staple of Victorian churches and cathedrals – but it should be seen in a wider European context

30 Apr 2019
Eva and Thomas Neurath, London, 1982. Photo: Michael Woods

‘Watching Eva Neurath at work made me understand visual intelligence’

Remembering Eva Neurath, who founded Thames & Hudson with her husband Walter

30 Jan 2017

Georgian Gothic is no longer the eccentric style it used to be

Scholars have started to treat Georgian Gothic architecture and design much more seriously

28 Oct 2016

G.F. Watts used to be ridiculed – how did he make a comeback?

With the reopening of the Watts Studios, an amazing revival of the painter’s reputation, and of his wife Mary’s, is almost complete

26 Mar 2016