James Stevens Curl

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James Stevens Curl

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The Victorian Celebration of Death (Newton Abbot: David and Charles [Publishers] Ltd., 1972). ISBN 0 7153 5446 9. The first comprehensive study of the design of Victorian cemeteries, including their architecture, planting, and planning, to be publishedOther Publications

Books of which James Stevens Curl was the Sole Author

Books marked with an * can be obtained from UAHS (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society) at 66 Donegall Pass, Belfast BT7 1BU - Tel: 028 9055 0213. E-mail: info@uahs.org.uk. Website: www.vahs.org.uk

The Victorian Celebration of Death (Newton Abbot: David & Charles [Publishers] Ltd., 1972).
ISBN 0 7153 5446 9. The first comprehensive study of the design of Victorian cemeteries, including their architecture, planting, and planning, to be published

Victorian Architecture: Its Practical Aspects. (Newton Abbot: David and Charles [Holdings] Ltd., 1973).
ISBN 0 7153 6027 2

The Cemeteries and Burial Grounds of Glasgow (City of Glasgow District Council Parks Department, as a contribution to European Architectural Heritage Year 1975). Non-ISBN

Ironwork in Glasgow A pamphlet concerning cast- iron features of the Victorian era in Glasgow (The Scottish Civic Trust for European Architectural Heritage Year 1975) . Non-ISBN

The Erosion of Oxford (Oxford: Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd., 1977). ISBN 0 902280 40 6. A study of how the fabric of the humbler buildings has deteriorated through blight, official policies. demolitions, and gradual changes

English Architecture: an Illustrated Glossary (Newton Abbot: David and Charles [Publishers] Ltd., 1977). ISBN 0 7153 7110 X. A comprehensive dictionary of architectural terms, fully illustrated, aimed at the conservationist approach

* Mausolea in Ulster (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1978) A comprehensive illustrated study of Mausolea in Northern Ireland. 
Non-ISBN

* MONEYMORE AND DRAPERSTOWN. The Architecture and Planning of the Ulster Estates of the DRAPERS’ COMPANY (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1979). Non-ISBN

A Celebration of Death. An introduction to some of the buildings, monuments, and settings of funerary architecture in the Western European tradition (London: Constable & Co. Ltd., and New York: Scribners, 1980). ISBN 0 09 463000 3

* Classical Churches in Ulster (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1980). Non-ISBN

* The History, Architecture, and Planning of the Estates of the Fishmongers’ Company in Ulster (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1981). Non-ISBN

The Egyptian Revival. An introductory study of a recurring theme in the history of taste (London, Boston, and Sydney: George Allen & Unwin [Publishers] Ltd., 1982). ISBN 0-04-724001-6

The Life and Work of Henry Roberts, Architect (1803-76). The Evangelical Conscience and the Campaign for Model Housing and Healthy Nations (London and Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd., 1983). ISBN 0 85033 446 2

Winchester Walks (Southampton: Paul Cave Publications Ltd, 1983). ISBN 0-86146-038-3

The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914. The History, Architecture, and Planning of the Estates of the City of London and its Livery Companies in Ulster (Chichester: Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1986). ISBN 0-85033-577-9

English Architecture: an Illustrated Glossary (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Publishers plc, 1987). New revised edition of the book originally published in 1977. ISBN 0-7153-8887-8

English Architecture: an Illustrated Glossary (Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton. & Vancouver: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd, 1987). ISBN 0-88902-943-1

The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1991). Winner of the RIBA Sir Banister Fletcher Award for Best Book of the Year on Architecture, 1992. ISBN 0-7134-5827-5 Victorian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Publishers plc, 1990). ISBN 0‑7153-9144-5

Simon Stringer, Sculptor Catalogue of Exhibition at the Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham (Uppingham: Goldmark Gallery, 1990). ISBN 1-870507-09-6

The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1991). Winner of the RIBA Sir Banister Fletcher Award for Best Book of the Year on Architecture, 1992. ISBN 0-7134-5827-5

The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (Woodstock & New York: Overlook Press, 1993).
ISBN 0-87951-494-9

Classical Architecture. An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms (London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1992). ISBN 0-7134-6772-X

Victorian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Publishers plc, 1992) Paperback edition of the 1990 hardback. ISBN 0-7153-9144-5

Classical Architecture. An Introduction to its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992). ISBN 0-442-30896-5

Georgian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Publishers plc, 1993). ISBN 0-7153-9851-2

A Celebration of Death. An Introduction to Some of the Buildings, Monuments, and Settings of Funerary Architecture in the Western European Tradition (London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1993). ISBN 0-7134-7336-3

Egyptomania. The Egyptian Revival as a Recurring Theme in the History of Taste (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994). Egyptomania. The Egyptian Revival as a Recurring Theme in the History of Taste (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994). ISBN 0-7190-4126-0 (hbk.) and 0-7190-4127-9 (pbk.)

The English Heritage Book of Victorian Churches (London: B T Batsford Ltd & English Heritage, 1995).
ISBN 0 7134 7491 2 (pbk.) and 0 17134 7490 4 (hbk.)

Georgian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1996). ISBN 0 7153 9851 2

Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999). ISBN 0-19-210006-8

Oxford Dictionary of Architecture  in the Oxford Paperback Reference Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) ISBN 0-19-280017-5

The Honourable The Irish Society and the Plantation of Ulster, 1608-2000: The City of London and the Colonisation of County Londonderry in the Province of Ulster in Ireland. A History and Critique (Chichester: Phillimore & Co Ltd, 2000). ISBN 1 86077 136 X

The Victorian Celebration of Death (Thrupp, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000). ISBN 0 7509 2318 0

The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 2002). ISBN 0-7134-8745-3

The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 2002). ISBN 1-58567-160-6

Georgian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Ltd., 2002). ISBN 0-7153-0227-2Georgian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles Ltd., 2002). ISBN 0-7153-0227-2

The Victorian Celebration of Death (Thrupp, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004). ISBN 0-7509-3973-0

The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West (Abingdon & New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2005). ISBN 978-0-415-36119-7 (pbk.) and 978-0-415-36118-7 (hbk.)

A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).
ISBN 9780192806307 (hbk.) and 978019860679 (pbk.)

Victorian Architecture: Diversity & Invention (Reading: Spire Books Ltd., 2007). ISBN 978-1-904965-06-0

John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843) and the Cemetery Movement (Southampton: Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery 2008)

Two Outstanding Monuments in the General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green: The French Connection and Other Matters. Special Issue liii of The Magazine of The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery (September 2009) ISSN 1753-4402 (London: Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery 2009)

Spas, Wells, & Pleasure-Gardens of London (London: Historical Publications Ltd, 2010). ISBN 978-1-905286-34-8

The Protestant Cemetery in Rome. Special Issue  lv of The Magazine of The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery (January 2010) ISSN 1753-4402 (London: Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery 2010)

Freemasonry & the Enlightenment: Architecture, Symbols, & Influences (London: Historical Publications Ltd, 2011). ISBN 978-1-905286-45-4

Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1715-1830 (Swindon: English Heritage, 2011). ISBN 978-1-84802-086-3
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