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Goodhart-Rendel, H. S.

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    Full Name: Goodhart-Rendel, H. S.

    Other Names:

    • Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1887

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre) and sculpture (visual works)


    Architectural historian. He delivered the Earl Grey lectures, which were later published as Architecture, Engineering and Sculpture. John Newenham Summerson cites Goodhart-Rendel as an example of architectural history “essay writing,” the dominant form of architectural history in England before the influence of continental scholarship. This form was abandoned after the influence of Geoffrey Webb.

    Selected Bibliography

    English Architecture since the Regency: an Interpretation. London: Constable, 1953; Architecture, Engineering and Sculpture: a Study in the Philosophy of Design. Newcastle upon Tyne: King’s College, s.n., 1947.


    Summerson, John. “Margaret Dickens Whinney, 1894-1975.” Proceedings of the British Academy 68 (1982): 637.


    "Goodhart-Rendel, H. S.." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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