Ghastly Good Taste
Written by John Betjeman. Published by Anthony Blond, London, 1970.
The profession of architecture has become more arcane since Sir John Betjeman wrote his discursive essay on what is finest and strongest in English architecture - a trenchant attack on modern canons of 'good taste' and 'refeenment' (self-conscious architecture, speculative building, the destruction of the great achievements of the past to make room for colossal hideosities). The author here reconsiders his original 1933 opinions and has added footnotes and a new Introduction to the initial text.
Hardcover with pretty pink dust jacket, protected in a Mylar cover. 112 pages.