Book Review: Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings

Anna Keay and Caroline Stanford Published by Frances Lincoln Limited, 2015 Reviewed by Mike Fox Lord Dunmore’s folly, the Falkirk Pineapple, is one of Landmark’s most iconic properties   Marking 50 years of the Landmark Trust in 2015, this is a bold undertaking, recounting not only the history of Landmark, but also a wider architectural and social history of Britain since 1250, as told through a selection of Landmark’s properties. Beginning with a short background to Landmark, the introduction considers the charity’s foundation by Sir John Smith and his wife Christian in 1965, its methods and approaches, some of the major challenges … Continue reading Book Review: Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings