Popularism versus professionalism: John Summerson and the 20th-century creation of the 'Georgian'

McKellar, Elizabeth (2004). Popularism versus professionalism: John Summerson and the 20th-century creation of the 'Georgian'. In: Arciszewska, Barbara and McKellar, Elizabeth eds. Articulating British classicism: new approaches in Eighteenth-Century architecture. Reinterpreting Classicism: Culture, Reaction and Appropriation. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 35–56.

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Drawing on his archive in the RIBA this chapter considers the role of Sir John Summerson in developing a Palladian-dominated construction of the 'Georgian' in the post-World War Two era.

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