James Maude Richards


James Maude Richards

Sir James Maude Richards, FRIBA, MA, (13 August 1907 – 27 April 1992), was a leading British architectural writer.

Richards was born at Epsom, Surrey. Educated at Gresham's School, Holt, and Cambridge University, he trained as an architect at the Architectural Association, but his main career was as a writer on architecture. As well as publishing many books, he served as editor of The Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971, the longest period in office of any of its editors. He died in Fulham, London.

Major publications

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* High Street (1938)
* An Introduction to Modern Architecture (Penguin Books, 1940, revised 1953 and 1963) ISBN 0140200614
* Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings (Architect Press, 1958) ISBN 0851392261
* Miniature History of the English House (Architect Press, 1960) ISBN 0851393896
* Guide to Finnish Architecture (1966)
* The Anti-rationalists (University of Toronto Press, 1973) (ed. with Nikolaus Pevsner) ISBN 0851390056
* Castles on the Ground: Anatomy of Suburbia (John Murray, 1973) ISBN 0719529085
* The Professions: Architecture (David & Charles, 1974) ISBN 0715364227
* Provision for the Arts in the Republic of Ireland (Gulbenkian Foundation, 1976) ISBN 0903319055
* Who's Who in Architecture from 1400 to the Present Day (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1977) ISBN 029777283X
* Eight Hundred Years of Finnish Architecture (David & Charles, 1978) ISBN 0715375121
* Memoirs of an Unjust Fella (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980) ISBN 029777767X
* National Trust Book of English Architecture (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981) ISBN 029777901X
* Marcel Breuer: 1902-81 (Architectural Review, 1981)
* Carl Ludwig Engel, Finland's Neo-Classical Master (Architectural Review , 1982)
* Peter Reyner Banham (Architectural Review, 1988)

References

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