Stephen Bayley

Book Review

The country house is dead: that’s why we love it so

The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People by Clive Aslet reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

Book Review

How we did the locomotion

A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next by Tom Standage reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

Book Review

The magnificent fiasco of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House

Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth and the Fight over a Modernist Masterpiece by Alex Beam reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

The 747 was the last moment of romance in air travel

From the ground, you almost sensed a 747 before you heard it

By Stephen Bayley

Books

Bump in the night

Blithe Spirits: An Imaginative History of the Poltergeist by S.D. Tucker reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

Architecture

Building a legend

Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

Books

The Statue of Liberty is a deeply sinister icon

Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty by Francesca Lidia Viano reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

Books

Modernist architecture isn’t barbarous – but the blinkered rejection of it is

Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl reviewed

By Stephen Bayley

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