‘Gavin Stamp, one of our most distinguished architectural historians, has done a depressing but important public service in cataloguing this odious chapter of destruction.’(The Telegraph)
‘Gavin Stamp's Lost Victorian Britain contains many pictures of the fine architecture that a postwar generation delighted in destroying. In a brilliant essay, Stamp blames aesthetic snobbery and a frenzy of self-hatred.'(Ian Jack The Guardian)
‘This is an important book. ...It is well written, full of passion and illustrations of all the lost buildings.’(Books Choice, Oxford Times)
‘This look at the Victorian buildings destroyed in the 20th century makes for heartbreaking reading’(The Sunday Times)
‘...a poignant, well informed book that depressed and delights in equal measure.’(Manchester Evening News)
‘A photographic account of the Victorian buildings demolished in 20th-century reforms makes for moving reading’(Simon Jenkins Culture, The Sunday Times)
‘...a powerful and compelling indictment of the destruction of numerous magnificent Victorian buildings’(Marcus Binney The Times)
`an excellent book'(Literary Review)
‘A forceful and passionate reclamation of an era so long regarded as unfashionable.'
GAVIN STAMP’s other books for Aurum are Britain’s Lost Cities and Edwin Lutyens Country Houses. He lives in London.
An excellent book very expertly described in detail and well photographed.Published 6 months ago by Johnners
Great to see some of the wonderful old building that have bee destroyed in the name of progress. Some councils have a lot to answer to, but others needed to be demolishedPublished 14 months ago by Mr Paul Herring
Good read and gave insights has to why Britain has lost so much of its architectural history. Well worth the money.Published 14 months ago by retired and happy
The book was just as good as I thought it would be when I read about it in The Times.Published 18 months ago by Susan Meads
Very interesting and fascinating, although in some respects depressing, because of the great buildings that have been lost to posterity. Read morePublished 18 months ago by nigel brooks
What a terrific book this is. I would recommend it to anyone with any interest in Victorian architecture and what has been lost for ever.Published 19 months ago by pen name