Last edited 17 Jun 2018

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Floorscape in art and design

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From the sinister Carceri d’Invenzione to the triple portrait of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and his Grand Tour travelling companions.

Violet Pinwill

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A woodcarver whose work can be seen in more than 300 churches in Devon and Cornwall.

Howell Killick Partridge and Amis

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Book review: The vertebrate architecture of one of the most important practices of the 20th century.

Planning in historic towns

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Gustavo Giovannoni’s role in integrating modern planning requirements into historic town centres.

Dictionary of urbanism

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A fascinating glossary of paving terms by IHBC’s Rob Cowan.

Penarth Alabaster

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Book review: The least known, but most beautiful of the natural stones mined in Britain.

Bath Abbey

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A geothermally-sourced underfloor heating system for one of the most visited churches in England.

Iron, glass and wood underfoot

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From the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the forgotten.

Book review

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Photographing Historic Buildings, by the former head of photography at English Heritage.

Floors of medieval churches

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Mosaics, patterned tiles, stone paving and commemorative stones can be found underfoot in our great medieval churches.

Heritage, Conservation and Communities

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Book review: Approaches to community engagement and case studies from Yorkshire to Japan.

Britain's historic paving

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Like vernacular buildings, paving can tell us about local distinctiveness and Britain’s complex geology.

Empire building

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Book review – a series of essays about architecture and urbanism in the British Empire.