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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lust for Intelligence
Mount is to be congratulated on producing a study which is lucid and funny, and equally useful to the amateur fan as well as the architectural expert. His great gift is to make what is (too often) solemn great fun. He did it with Latin; now he has done it with buildings.
Published on 4 Nov. 2008 by Mr. Stephen Robinson

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1.0 out of 5 stars Turgid Tosh
I always try and persevere with boring books, hoping against hope that they'll eventually grab me, but reading this was like wading through quicksand and after what seemed like an age I gave up at page 31.
Do yourself a favour and give this a wide berth
Published 14 months ago by Anorak


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Architectural guide for the beginner!, 16 Jun. 2013
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Really interesting. Has made me look at buildings in a new light. Fascinating insights into who lived there and how houses have changed over the years. All kinds of amusing comments about the buildings, towns and historical insights.
Probably not a book to read from cover to cover, but taken in smaller doses it is great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 14 Feb. 2013
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This book is perfect for people like me who often cross roads without thinking, paying more attention to a lovely stained glass window at the side of the road than to the oncoming traffic! It is really well written and has a good sense of humour.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring read, 1 Feb. 2014
If you have a lust for life, dont waste it reading this tosh,lifes to short to read rubbish like this.. avoid
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14 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible little book., 18 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: A Lust For Window Sills: A Lover's Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble Dash (Hardcover)
A glorified list of almost interesting architectural fact and anecdote, interspersed with a load of barely concealed namedropping.
The description of the stonemasons technique of rustication is particularly badly described.
The authors engorged ego does not deserve this publishing contract, but then he has 'friends' in the right places....
For a more accurate and interesting description of architectural theory try Classical Architecture - A Complete Handbook by Robert Adam.
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