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Book Competition

18 December 2015

This week’s competition prize is Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–1975, by Elain Harwood (Yale University Press, £50). Click here for your chance to win.


Shortlisted for The Apollo Awards 2015: Book of the Year, Harwood’s magnificently produced tome about post-war architecture, with accompanying photographs by James O. Davies, is the result of nearly two decades of research. The book can be read as a work of reference, and, in a few worrying cases, as a watchlist for endangered buildings. Harwood’s survey also presents several buildings and architectural practices that deserve to be better known.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 8 January 2016.

Which architect designed the National Theatre in London?

This competition closes at midday on 8 January 2016.

For our last competition prize we offered Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes, by Ken Jacobson and Jenny Jacobson (Bernard Quaritch Ltd, £85)

Which Italian city did John Ruskin call ‘the paradise of cities’?

Answer: Venice

Congratulations to the winner, Gordon Young.