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  • Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches
    Mohsen Mostafavi
    Hélène Binet
    Lars Müller Publishers, 2015
    Mohsen Mostafavi

Hélène Binet, Christ Church in Spitalfields, 2012, London. Courtesy of the artist.

This book focuses on a series of important London churches designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (c. 1661–1736), during the early part of the eighteenth century. Although Hawksmoor is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. This book, featuring the work of architectural photographer Hélène Binet, reconsiders Hawksmoor's architecture in relation to urbanism.

Mohsen Mostafavi, an architect and educator, is dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. He was formerly the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University. Previously, he was the chairman of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He is author and editor of many books, including Structure as Space (2006); Ecological Urbanism (2010); Implicate and Explicate (2011); Instigations (2012); and In the Life of Cities (2012).