David Cannadine, 18 March 1982
Show More The Albert Memorial: The Monument in its Social and Architectural Context by Stephen Bayley.
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Victorian and Edwardian Town Halls by Colin Cunningham.
Routledge, 315 pp., £25, July 1981, 9780710007230Show More
“... confection of gingerbread which ought to be under a glass shade on a giant’s mantlepiece’. Osbert Sitwell, by contrast, thought it a ‘wistful, unique monument of widowhood’, but R.G. Collingwood found it to be ‘visibly misshapen, corrupt, crawling, verminous’. Hermione Gingold, on the other hand, presumably unaware of this swingeing ...”