Philip Wilkinson

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Author
Location Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm the author of The English Buildings Book, England's Abbeys, Restoration, the book of Adam Hart-Davis's series What the Romans Did For Us, other books about architecture and buildings, and various books on other subjects, including Dorling Kindersley's handbooks on Mythology (written with Neil Philip) and Religions. IN THIS BLOG I share my encounters with some of my favourite English buildings, including many that are little known and that get short shrift in the architectural history books. Look here for accounts of breweries, prefabs, power stations, corrugated-iron barns and the occasional parish church as I share my meetings with England's remarkable buildings. IN THIS COLUMN, JUST BELOW HERE, are links to more information about me, my books, and the courses and talks I give. A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN are some links to a series of short articles that make up a very brief history of English architecture.
Interests Grubbing around old buildings, Listening to (mainly) western classical music, Exploring England's out-of-the-way corners, Relaxing in the Czech Republic
Favorite Movies The Big Sleep, The African Queen, Casablanca, (you get the idea)
Favorite Music Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, (how long have you got?)
Favorite Books Austerlitz, A Time of Gifts, A Month in the Country, The Geography of the Imagination, War Music, London Orbital, Lost Worlds, First and Last Loves, Bleak House, The Best of Myles, Notes from Overground, Notebooks of Samuel Butler, The Joys of Yiddish, The Memoirs of Berlioz, The Shell County Guides, (etc etc)