Colin Amery


Soaring splendour

17 December 2011 8:00 pm

The glorious monuments built in India by the Mughal emperors, from Babur in the early 16th century to Bahadur Shah…


Amazing grace

3 December 2011 10:00 am

It was in 1814 that the Benedictine monks arrived in Stratton-on-the-Fosse in Somerset from Douai in Flanders where, in 1606,…


Bookends: Bloodbath

4 June 2011 1:00 pm

It may have been first published in 1973, but reading it again in Persephone Books’ elegant re-print, Adam Fergusson’s The Sack of Bath (£12) remains a real shocker. The fury of his polemic against the powers in Bath that seemed hell-bent on destroying everything except a few grand Georgian set- pieces in that beautiful city still has a terrible relevance today.


Rather in the lurch

9 April 2011 12:00 am

Will it ever end? The romantic interest in the architecture, history and life lived in the country house is as alive today as it was in 1978, when Mark Girouard wrote his seminal Life in the English Country House.


Flights of futuristic fantasy

16 June 2010 12:00 am

The Great Court of the British Museum is a good place to start.


How long have I got?

5 May 2010 12:00 am

It was the neon lit windowless corridor in the surgery in Dumfries that did it.

With a view to impress

18 November 2009 12:00 am

It all began at Hardwick Hall.


Architect of his own misfortune

4 March 2009 12:00 am

The Women, by T. C. Boyle

Differences and similarities

3 December 2008 12:00 am

West Workroom towards a new sobriety in architecture theory + practice, by Paolo Conrad-Bercah+w office (including contributions from Daniel Sherer, Pierluigi Panza and George Baird)

From pillar to post

5 November 2008 12:00 am

The English House: The Story of a Nation at Home, by Clive Aslet

Back to simplicity

1 October 2008 12:00 am

Mlinaric on Decorating, by Mirabel Cecil and David Mlinaric