With John Goodall, Country Life Architectural Editor
This year Country Life celebrates its 120th anniversary. In this lecture John Goodall considers the changing coverage of architecture in the magazine over this time as well as the evolution of the illustrated articles on country houses that have been a central feature of its editorial pages since the first issue. These cumulatively constitute the single greatest published survey of British architecture in existence, charting the changing face of the country house since the close of the 19th century. He will also consider the distinctive photographic tradition of photography developed by the magazine and the way in which it has shaped – and continues to shape – the modern presentation and interpretation of these buildings.
John Goodall is the architectural editor of Country Life, responsible for writing and commissioning the celebrated series of architectural features published in the magazine every week. He has written widely on the subject of architecture and his books include The English Castle (2011) and Parish Church Treasures (2015).