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
“... 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 condemnation, wanted to take it to her Desert Island, along with her discs. In part, perhaps, this bemused ...”