'Within four years, Newman had researched and written two volumes on Kent, described by Pevsner as 'the best of the whole series [...] [while also adding] I have nothing but admiration or his perspicacity and his talent for finding the mot juste'. Returning once again to the Kent volumes after nearly four decades in academia at the Courtauld, those capacities which Pevsner identified in Newman remain undiminished and are now matched by the vast experience and expertise of one of England's most distinguished architectural historians. [This book is] not something new but something mature and wiser'-Owen Hopkins, Burlington Magazine -- Owen Hopkins Burlington Magazine 'Newman's prose strikes just the right balance between telling and sharing, combining authority and impulse, and steering deftly between Pevsnerian analysis and Ian Nairn's evocation of a sense of place. It is just the right style to dip into, to invite distraction...Whatever the case, the new edition represents the maturation, not the replacement of the old. Pevsner himself declared that Newman's Kentish volumes represented 'the best in the series'; it is hard to disagree.'-Geraint Franklin, Burlington Magazine -- Geraint Franklin Burlington Magazine
About the Author
John Newman is the author of several other volumes for the Pevsner Architectural Guides, including Kent: West and the Weald (2012), Shropshire (2006), and Glamorgan and Gwent/Monmouthshire in the Buildings of Wales series.