Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture



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    Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and cottage was a thousand years old, I believed them too I thought that this or that church was the smallest in England, and that secret passages ran under ruined monasteries, so that monks could get to the nearest convent without being seen The older anything was the lovelier I thought it Most famous for his poetry, John Betjeman was also passionate about architecture, preferring all centuries to my own In his first prose work, Ghastly Good Taste, he vigorously defends his love of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, considered deeply unfashionable at the time With the savage humour of his famous satire Slough , he attacks notions of Modernism and at the other extreme unthinking antiquarianism."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 136 pages
  • Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture
  • John Betjeman
  • English
  • 03 January 2019

10 thoughts on “Ghastly Good Taste: Or, a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture

  1. says:

    I only knew of Betjeman as a poet so I picked up this book quite by accident These are excellent and witty essays on his other specialty architecture.

  2. says:

    The best dry humour to be found on the subject Classic.

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