James Stevens Curl

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James Stevens Curl (born 1937), PhD (Lond), DiplArch (Oxon), DipTP (Oxon), MRIA, FSA, FSAScot, FRIAS, HonAABC, MRIAI, RIBA, is an architectural historian, architect, and author with an extensive range of publications to his name. He is Professor at the School of Architecture and Design,Ulster University,[1] Professor Emeritus at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge (1991–92, 2002). He was awarded his doctorate at University College London, and the degree of Honorary Doctor of Arts was conferred on him by De Montfort University in 2014 in recognition of his "distinctive contribution to the study of Architectural History" and of his "outstanding contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and the region".[1]

Memberships[edit]

Curl is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects of the City of London, Joint Patron of the Mausolea & Monuments Trust, President of the Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery, a Vice-President of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, a member of the Art Workers' Guild, and a member of the Oxford & Cambridge Club.

Selected works[edit]

  • The Londonderry Plantation 1609–1914. The History, Architecture, and Planning of the Estates of the City of London in Ulster (Chichester: Phillimore, 1986). ISBN 0-85033-577-9
  • English Architecture: an Illustrated Glossary (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 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, 1987). ISBN 0-88902-943-1
  • 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, 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, 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
  • Encyclopaedia of Architectural Terms (Wimbledon, London: Donhead Publishing, 1993). ISBN 1-873394-04-7
  • 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, 1993). ISBN 0-7134-7336-3
  • 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 & English Heritage, 1995). ISBN 0-7134-7491-2 and 0-17134-7490-4
  • Georgian Architecture (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1996). ISBN 0-7153-9851-2. Paperback edition
  • Encyclopaedia of Architectural Terms (Shaftesbury: Donhead Publishing, 1997). ISBN 1-873394-25-X
  • 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, 2000). ISBN 1-86077-136-X
  • The Victorian Celebration of Death (Thrupp, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2000). ISBN 0-7509-2318-0
  • Classical Architecture. An Introduction to its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms (London: B T Batsford, 2001). ISBN 0-7134-86848
  • Classical Architecture. An Introduction to its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms (New York & London: W W Norton, 2001). ISBN 0-393-73119-7
  • The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (London: B T Batsford, 2002). ISBN 0-7134-8745-3
  • The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry. An Introductory Study (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2002). ISBN 1-58567-160-6
  • Piety Proclaimed. An Introduction to Places of Worship in Victorian England (London: Historical Publications, 2002). ISBN 0-948667-77-X
  • Death and Architecture. An Introduction to Funerary and Commemorative Buildings in the Western European Tradition, with Some Consideration of their Settings (Thrupp, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2002). ISBN 0-7509-2877-8
  • The Victorian Celebration of Death (Thrupp, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 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 978-0-415-36119-4 and 9-78-0-415-36118-7
  • A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). ISBN 0-19-860678-8 and 0-19-2806300
  • Victorian Architecture: Diversity & Invention (Reading: Spire Books, 2007). ISBN 078-1-904965-06-0
  • 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 53 of the Magazine of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery (September 2009), ISSN 1753-4402 (London: Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery)
  • The Protestant Cemetery in Rome. Special Issue 55 of the Magazine of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery (January 2010) ISSN 1753-4402 (London: Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery)
  • Freemasonry & the Enlightenment: Architecture, Symbols, & Influences (London: Historical Publications, 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
  • Funerary Monuments and Memorials in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh (Whitstable: Historical Publications, 2013) ISBN 978-1-905286-49-2 and 978-1-905286-48-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official website (Accessed 01 October 2014)