I wrote


‘Ascension: A Cathedral Monument’, Ascension: Special Air Service Memorial by John Maine RA, London: Scala, pp.117-119.

‘Clearly Beloved’, World of Interiors, October 2020, pp.148-152.

‘Battle of the bells and the boutique hotel’, The Critic, October 2020, pp.54-59.

‘Opening up the British Museum’, The Critic, November 2020, pp.39-42.

(review) Mari Hvattum and Anne Hutzsch, The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture and Public Deate in the Nineteenth Century, Londona and New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018, Print Quarterly, XXXVII, 2020, pp.76-78.

(review) ‘Art on Display 1949-69: Albini, Bo Bardi, Scarpa, Smithsons, Van Eyck’, Het Nieuwe Institute, Rotterdam’, Burlington Magazine, July 2020, pp.617-619.


‘Attitudes to Leonardo at the Royal Academy of Arts 1768-1830’ in Juliana Barone and Susanna Avery-Quash (eds.), Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception, Biblioteca Leonardiana Studi e documenti 7, Florence: Leo S. Olschki, pp.267-280.

‘Sunflowers to Japan’, The Art Newspaper, February 2019, p.5.

‘A Personal Note on Maggi Hambling’

For Beauty is Nothing but the Beginning of Terror: Maggi Hambling Paintings and Drawings, 1960-, Beijing:  CAFA, 2019, p.16.

‘A Painter of Estuary Life’, John Wonnacott: The Estuary Paintings, Southend-on-Sea: Focal Point Gallery, 2019, pp.16-17.

‘Could national museums in the UK do more to be truly national?’, Apollo, December 2019, p.20.

‘Cast Courts, Victoria and Albert Museum’, Museums Journal, April 2019, pp.46-49.

(review) Jonathan Conlin, Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, The World’s Richest Man, London, Profile Books, 2019, Apollo, March 2019, p.190.

(review) Martin Gayford, The Pursuit of Art: Encounters and Revelations, London: Thames & Hudson, 2019, World of Interiors, October 2019, p.150.


‘The Royal Academy in Burlington Gardens’, Standpoint, June 2018, pp.40-43.

‘Working with History’, Amagazine:  For RIBA Friends of Architecture, 8, Autumn 2018, pp.22-27.

‘Was MacCormac Postmodern ?’, Architecture Today http://www.architecturetoday.co.uk/was-maccormac-postmodern/

‘Old Masters Class’, Vanity Fair On Art, November 2018, p.51.

My Favourite Buildings of Marlborough’ The Marlburian Club Magazine, Autumn 2018

‘1949 The Munnings Year’ The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Chronicle 1769 – 2018, 2018

‘The making of the new Royal Academy – an insider’s view’ Apollo Magazine, May 2018

‘Letter from São Paulo’ Apollo Magazine, April 2018

‘”Immensely courageous”: a tribute to Gillian Ayres RA 1930-2018’ Royal Academy of Arts, April 2018

‘Stephen Farthing’s Museums of the World’ Candida Stevens Gallery, February 2018


‘The Future of East London’ London Essays, September 2017

‘Why I welcome the rise of East London’ Building Design, May 2017

‘My London: Stepney Green’ Financial Times, 2017

‘My kind of town: Yanaka is an urban ecology suffused with a sense of community and history’ Architecture Today, Feb 2017

‘What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?’ Apollo Magazine, Jan 2017


(review) ‘Traveller, gossip, gardener, wit’, Scenes and Apparitions: The Roy Strong Diaries, 1988 – 2003 by Roy Strong, Standpoint, December / January 2016/17, pp.65-67.

‘The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary Art’ Standpoint Magazine, Dec 2016

(review) ‘The Print before Photography: an Introduction to European Printmaking 1550 – 1820’ by Antony Griffiths, British Museum Press, 2016

‘Finding the sacred in the art gallery, rather than the church?’ Diocese of Norwich, Nov 2016

‘What to see at Frieze 2016’ Royal Academy of Arts, October 2016

(article) ‘The Rubens at King’s’, Tributes to Jean Michel Massing,
ed. Mark Stocker and Phillip Lindley, Harvey Miller Publishers: 2016

(review) ‘Painting the Past’, Art in Britain: 1660 – 1815 by David H Solkin, Literary Review, March 2016, Issue 440, p. 29

(foreword) ‘Urban Art’
Chesterton’s Hidden London: Urban Art, February 2016
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(article) ’16 Charles Street, The Home of Debrett’s’
Debrett’s Lifestyle Blog, 1 March 2016
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(article) ‘The Diary: Charles Saumarez Smith’
Spear’s Wealth Management, Business and Culture, Issue 49, March 2016
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(article) 12 Days: Highlights of 2016
Apollo Magazine, December 2015
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(article) ‘An unexpected discovery at the Royal Academy’ 
Apollo, 5 November 2015
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(article) ‘The Monument Man: Sir David Chipperfield by Charles Saumarez Smith’
Vanity Fair On Art, November 2015
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(article) ‘The Long View: Charles Saumarez Smith looks back on his involvement with Charleston over an eventful era of change’
Canvas: News from Charleston, Autumn 2015, Issue 43. p. 14-15.
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(review) ‘Art for Everyone’, The People’s Galleries: Art Museums & Exhibitions in Britain, 1800-1914 by Giles Waterfield
Literary Review, October 2015, Issue 436, p. 35
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(foreword) ‘The Sketchbooks of Chris Wilkinson RA
Royal Academy of Arts; London; September 2015
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(published lecture) ‘Art and Public Culture in the 1830s and today’
Standpoint Magazine, July/August 2015, Issue 74, p.74
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(article) ‘Best books…by Charles Saumarez Smith’
The Week, 23 May 2015, p. 35
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(article) ‘Charles Saumarez Smith chooses his top Craft events’
London Craft Week, 4 May 2015 
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(article) ‘Blockbusters aren’t the be-all and end-all’
The Art Newspaper, 1 April 2015

(article) ‘My Favourite Room’,
Bonhams Magazine, Spring 2015, Issue 42, p. 72
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(article) ’12 Days: Highlights of 2015′
Apollo Magazine, December 2014
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(article) ‘A Subject of Debate’
Vanity Fair, November 2014

(obituary) ‘An appreciation of Jocelyn Stevens, publisher and rector of the Royal College of Art’
TheArtNewspaper.com, 4 November 2014
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(article) ‘Point of view: What it’s like to sit for a portrait’
RA Website, 21 October 2014
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(article) ‘My life in Mayfair’
The Mayfair Magazine, October 2014, p.21

(review) ‘Playing to the Gallery’, Reynolds: Portraiture in Action by Mark Hallett
Literary Review, September 2014, Issue 424, pp. 34-35
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(short) On Sir William Hamilton and the Royal Academy
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(review) Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford, Rendez-vous with Art, Thames and Hudson, 2014
Art Quarterly, Autumn 2014, p.34
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(article) ‘The On Time Fine Design Survey’ (contributing)
GQ Japan, Special Watch Supplement, September 2014, Issue 136, p.24

(article) ‘Looking for Civilisation’
Canvas, Summer 2014, issue 40, p.16-17
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(article) ‘Director’s Cut’
BBC.com, June 2014
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(article) ‘How photography breached gates of high culture’
theconversation.com, 24 June 2014
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(article) ‘Man of Steel’
Bonhams Magazine, Issue 38, Spring, p. 32
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(article) ‘The Great B.B: an enjoyable life of Bernard Berenson sheds new light on the legendary art historian’
Apollo, February 2014, p. 88-89

(review) Charles Sebag-Montefiore and Joe Mordaunt Crook (eds.), Brooks’s, 1764-2014, London, 2013
Spectator 25 January 2014, p.37.
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(article) ‘The artist as curator’
Artists Work in Museums:  Histories, Interventions and Subjectivities, ed. Matilda Pye and Linda Sandino
Bath:  Wunderkammer Press, pp.19-31.

(article) ‘The Picture Collection’
Christ’s College Magazine, No.238,  pp.57-61.

(article) ‘Boundless Knowledge’
The World of Interiors, February 2013, pp.106-111. (Paid)

(article) ‘Sweet Contemplations’
Finch’s Quarterly Review Spring 2013, p.28.  (Paid)
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(article) ‘Stem or Steam ?  Some questions for art education’
Artworks:  The Arts & Business Journal, Vol. 1, Spring 2013, pp.134-135. (Paid)
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(article) ‘Anne Olivier Bell: The last of the Monuments Men’
Guardian Review, 17 August 2013, p.11.
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(article) ‘Portrait of an Architect’
Artworks:  The Arts & Business Journal, Vol. 3, Autumn 2013, pp.72-77.

(article) ‘Sir Anthony Caro: A conservative revolutionary’
The Sunday Telegraph, 27 October 2013, p.27
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(article) ‘Home from Home’
Artworks:  The Arts & Business Journal, Vol. 3, Winter 2013, pp.33-37.


(article) ‘Dixon Jones’ Quadrant Three’
Architecture Today, 224, January 2012, pp.44-53.
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(article) ‘Great Endings and Expectations’
Finch’s Quarterly, Spring 2012, p.24.
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(review) ‘Last of the swagmen’, Spitalfields Life, the Gentle Author
Spectator, 17 March 2012
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(article) ‘The Nation’s Art Revealed’
Apollo, April 2012, pp.56-58.

(article) ‘From Hockney Fever to Expansive Plans’
Finch’s Quarterly, Summer 2012, p.28.
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(article) ‘The strange birth of the Royal Academy’
Independent Radar, 29th September 2012, p.4.
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(article) ‘The Bronze Rage’
Finch’s Quarterly, Autumn 2012, p.28.
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(article) ‘Digital Switchover’
Vanity Fair On Art, November 2012, pp.54-59.

(article) ‘My search for the true origins of the Royal Academy’
Standpoint, December 2012, pp.60-63
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(article) ‘Back in the Frame’
Finch’s Quarterly, Winter 2012, p.27.
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(diary) ‘The Diary’
Financial Times:  Life and Arts, October 6/7, p.2.
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(introduction) ‘James Lloyd’
James Lloyd, London:  Browse and Darby, 2012

(review) ‘Richard Cork, The Healing Presence of Art
RA Magazine, Spring 2012, p.65.
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(review) ‘Russ in Urbe; Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, The London Square:  Gardens in the Midst of Town, London, 2012’
Spectator, 2/9 June 2012, p.56.
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(obituary) ‘Helen Scott Lidgett’
Daily Telegraph, 13 August 2012, p.27.
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(article) ‘Country Strong’
Prospect, December 2011, pp.82-86.
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(introduction) Introduction
John Beard, London and Melbourne:  Hardie Grant books, pp.1-5.

(article) ‘The Diary’
Financial Times:  Life and Arts, 15/16 January 2011, p.2.
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(article) ‘Making Exhibitions of Themselves’
Finch’s Quarterly, Spring 2011, p.39.
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(article) ‘The Royal Academy and Bahrain’
Art Times (Raconteur Media), 17 March 2011, p.15.

(article) ‘Côte of Paint’
Finch’s Quarterly, Summer 2011, p.18.

(article) ‘Lucian Freud and the death of drawing’
The Sunday Telegraph, 24 July 2011, p.26.
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(article) ‘Building Up British Art’
Finch’s Quarterly, Autumn 2011, p.29.
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(article) ‘Larging It With David Hockney’
Finch’s Quarterly, Winter 2011, p.33.
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(obituary) ‘Betty Saumarez Smith’
The Guardian, Sunday 24 January 2010
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(article) ‘Civilising servants’
Standpoint, January/February 2010, 19, pp.80-83.
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(article) ‘Van’s the Man’
Finch’s Quarterly, Issue 7, Spring 2010, p.1.
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(article) ‘Man about Town: on the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project’
The London Magazine, July 2010, p.7.
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(article) ‘You’ve been Time Framed’
Vanity Fair:  On Time, October 2010, pp.70-76.

(article) ‘Go Hang’
Finch’s Quarterly, Issue 8, Summer 2010, p.33.
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(article) ‘Hungary for Culture’
Finch’s Quarterly, Issue 9, Autumn 2010, p.37.
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(article) ‘Seaton Delaval Hall’ Ivo Dawnay (ed.)
Simple Pleasures:  Little Things That Make Life Worthwhile, London, 2010, pp.17-19.
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(article) ‘The Green Tie’ Karl Sabbagh (ed.)
A Book of King’s:  Views of a Cambridge College, London:  Third Millennium, pp.193-196.

(article) ‘The Institutionalisation of Art in Early Victorian England’
Transactions of the Royal Historical Societyvol. 20, 2010, pp.113-125. (paid)
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(foreword) ‘Judith Aronson, Likenesses
Manchester:  Lintott Press, pp.xiv-xvii.
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(introduction) ‘Introduction’ Kenneth Clark, The Nude:  a study in ideal form
London:  The Folio Society 2010, pp.vii-xiii.
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(introduction) Peter Johnson, Heart in Art:  A Life in Paintings
London:  Bene Factum Publishing, pp.xi-xii.

(review) ‘Celina Fox, The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment, London and New Haven, 2010’
Financial Times:  Life and Arts, 27/28 February 2010, p.12.
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(review) ‘Andrew Graham-Dixon, Caravaggio:  a Life Sacred and Profane, London, 2010’
Daily Telegraph Review, Saturday 26 June, p.1.
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(review) ‘Cynthia Freeland,  Portraits and Persons:  A Philosophical Inquiry, Oxford, 2010’
Literary Review, July 2010, pp.28-29.

(obituary) ‘Robin Gibson’
The Guardian, Tuesday 17 August 2010, p.31.
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(book) The National Gallery:  a short history
London:  Frances Lincoln 

(article) ‘The plutocrats aren’t so patronising now’
The Observer, Sunday 28th. June 2009, p.27.
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(article) ‘Bloomsbury and the National Gallery’
Canvas:  News from Charleston, July 2009, pp.10-11.

(article) ‘Why Southampton is wrong to sell works of art to fund a Titanic museum’
The Art Newspaper, September 2009, p.30.

(article) ‘A Palace of Arts and Learning’
Somerset House:  The History, London:  Somerset House Trust, 2009, pp.70-83.
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(article) ‘The Governance of Not for Profits’
Brunswick Review, Issue 2, Winter 2009, pp.45-48.

(article) ‘Architecture and the Museum:  a relationship between form and function’ in Jeremy Aynsley and Harriet Atkinson (eds.),
The Banham Lectures:  Essays on Designing the Future, Oxford and New York:  Berg, pp.159-176.

(article) ‘Cleaning up after Kapoor’
Finch’s Quarterly, Issue 6:  Winter 2009, p.30.

(review) ‘Opinion’
Museum Practice, Summer 2009, p.11.

(review) ‘Laura Cumming, A Face to the World:  On Self-Portraits, London, 2009’
Literary Review, July 2009, pp.13-14.

(review) ‘Orders in the House’
RA, Winter 2009, p.17


(article) ‘Epilogue’
Mario Testino Portraits (revised edition), London:  National Portrait Gallery 2008

(article) ‘Out of the Shadows’
Museum Practice, Spring 2008, pp.12-17.

(article) ‘Real Women still have value in the art world’
The Observer, 13th. April 2008, p.27.
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(article) ‘The design and construction of the National Gallery’
The Persistence of the Classical:  Essays on Architecture presented to David Watkin ed. Frank Salmon
London:  Philip Wilson, pp.124-135.

(review) Jenny Pery, Daphne Todd, London, 2008
Bookdealer, June 2008, pp.61-63.

(review) James Cuno, Who owns Antiquity ?  Museums and the battle over our ancient heritage, Princeton 2008
Literary Review, August 2008, pp.46-47.

(obituary) ‘Professor Michael Podro’
The Independent, Tuesday 1st April 2008, pp.32-33.
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(obituary) ‘Norbert Lynton (1927-2007)’
Canvas:  News from Charleston, April 2008, Issue 21, p.10.

(obituary) ‘Professor Michael Baxandall’
The Independent, Tuesday 19th. August 2008, p.38.
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(article) ‘Narratives of Display at the National Gallery, London’
Art History, 30:4, September 2007, pp.611-627.

(article) ‘Keep art at the heart of Britain’
The Observer, 21 January 2007, p.26.
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(contributor) Supercrit # 2:  Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Learning from Las Vegas, eds. Kester Rattenbury and Samantha Hardingham,
Abingdon:  Routledge

(review) ‘Jonathan Conlin, The Nation’s Mantelpiece:  A History of the National Gallery, London, 2007’
The Observer Review, 7 January 2007, p.27
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(review) ‘Julian Bell, Mirror of the World:  A New History of Art, London, 2007’
The Times:  books, Saturday 6 October, p.10.

(review) ‘James Stourton, Great Collectors of Our Time:  Art Collecting since 1945, London, 2007’
Literary Review, December 2007/January 2008, pp.35-36.


(booklet) (with Giorgia Mancini) Ludwig Mond’s Bequest: A Gift to the Nation
London:  National Gallery

(article) ‘The Future of the Museum’ A Companion to Museum Studies ed. Sharon Macdonald
Oxford:  Blackwell Publishing, pp.543-554

(article) ‘Great Art goes begging’
Evening Standard, Tuesday 21 February, p.13.

(article) ‘So, what has gone wrong ?’
Modern Painters, April 2006, pp.94-97.

(article) ‘Does this mean the end for the great galleries ?’
The Observer, 25 June 2006, p.23.
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(article) ‘The king of Spain’
The Independent Magazine, 9 September 2006, pp.16-23.

(article) ‘Why do we create grand spaces and then fill them with ephemera’
BD Magazine, October 2006, p.9.

(article) ‘The Louise T. Blouin Institute by Borgos Dance’
Architecture Today, November 2006, no.173, p.69.

(blog comment) ‘In search of the perfect setting’
Guardian, 14 November 2006
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(article) ‘Singing in exultation’
The Spectator, 16/23 December, pp.85-86.

(introduction) ‘Introduction’ Ken Powell, The National Gallery, London
London, 2006, p.2.

(review) ‘Paul Greenhalgh, The Modern Ideal:  The Rise and Collapse of Idealism in the Visual Arts from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism, London, 2006’
Crafts, March/April 2006, pp.66-67.

(review) ‘Jerry Brotton, The Sale of the Late King’s Goods:  Charles I and his Art Collection, London, 2006’
Literary Review, April 2006, pp.15-16.

(review) ‘Robert Maxwell, Rick Mather Architects, London, 2006’
Building Design, Thursday 13 April 2006, pp.20-21.

(review) ‘Alain de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness, London, 2006’
The Observer Review, 7 May 2006, p.24.
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(review) ‘Anthony Bailey, John Constable:  A Kingdom of his Own’, London, 2006
The Observer Review, 11 June 2006, p.22.
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(review) ‘Candida Lycett Green (ed.), John Betjeman:  Letters, 2. vols., London, 2006’
The Observer Review, 6 August 2006, p.15.

(review) ‘James Fenton, School of Genius:  A History of the Royal Academy, London, 2006’
The Times Higher, October 2006, pp.22-23.

(review) ‘E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, London, 2006’
Guardian Review, 2 December 2006, p.22.
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(obituary) ‘John Hayes’
The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 4 January 2006, p.19.


(article) ‘Watch with Saatchi’
Guardian:  G2, 26 January 2005, p.14.
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(article) ‘From the bowels of the gallery to the heart of town:  John Virtue at the National Gallery’
Modern Painters, March 2005, pp.38-40.

(article) ‘Making an Entrance at the National Gallery’
Apollo, September 2005, pp.24-29.

(article) ‘Shiny museums are not enough’
Daily Telegraph, 14 June 2005, p.17.
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(article) ‘Cultural institutions are good for any city’s economy’
The Independent, Thursday 27 October, p.37.

(article) ‘Italians in the cupboard’
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 28 October 2005, pp.16-17.

(introduction) Clare Shenstone:  Anima
New York:  Kokon Inc. pp.8-9

(conference paper) ‘How to measure the success of exhibitions’
Communicating the Museum 5th. Annual Conference:  What makes the ideal exhibition, 18/19 July 2005, pp.19-22.

(review) ‘Johann Kräftner (ed.), The Collection:  Lichtenstein Museum, Vienna, London, 2004’
V&A Magazine, Spring 2005, p.77.

(review) ‘David Reynolds (ed.), Christ’s:  A Cambridge College over Five Centuries, London, 2005’
Spectator, 9 April 2005, p.38.

(review) ‘John Carey, What good are the Arts ?, London, 2005’
Times Higher Education Supplement, 17 June 2005, pp. 22-23.

(review) ‘Matthew Sturgis, Walter Sickert:  A Life, London, 2005’
The Marlburian Club Magazine, Autumn 2005, no. 106, p.91.

(review) ‘Christopher Ondaatje, Woolf in Ceylon:  an Imperial Journey in the Shadow of Leonard Woolf, 1904-1911, Toronto, 2005’
Canvas:  News from Charleston, December 2005, no.14, p.10.


(article) ‘It’s nothing like me !’
Guardian G2, 14 January 2004, pp.12-13.
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(article) ‘First Impressions Count’
Museum Practice, Spring 2004, p.11.

(article) ‘Why I trust journalists’ 
The Journalist Handbook, 
Spring 2004, no.76, pp. 41-44.

(article) ‘Situation critical’ 
Guardian Review 6 March 2004, p.19.
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(article) ‘Labour shortage’
New Statesman, 17 May 2004, pp.41-43.

(article) ‘Blockbuster art shows need big investment’
The Daily Telegraph: arts and books, Saturday 15 May, p.7.
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(article) ‘Portrait of a Director’
Public, June 2004, pp.49-51. 

(article) ‘William and Elizabeth Hallett (‘The Morning Walk’)’
Martin Bailey (ed.), The Folio Society Book of the 100 Greatest Portraits, pp.136-137.

(article) ‘The Rokeby Venus’ Saving Art for the Nation:  A Valid Approach to 21st.-Century Collecting
London:  National Art Collections Fund, pp.47-50.

(article) ‘Gathering Dust’
Times, 11 September 2004,

(article) ‘United we stand, divided we fall’
Museums Journal, October 2004, pp.12-13.

(article) ‘Why the ‘Madonna of the Pinks’ was worth £22m’
The Daily Telegraph:  arts + books, 16 October 2004, pp.5-6.
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(article) ‘This Raphael is for real’
Guardian:  G2, 20 October 2004, p.10.
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(foreword) ‘Foreword’
Being PresentL eight painters, pp.1-2.

(speech) ‘Centenary of Bloomsbury’
King’s Parade, Winter 2004, p.14.

(obituary) ‘Richard Wollheim’
Modern Painters, Spring 2004, p.23.

(obituary) ‘Peter Carter’
The Marlburian, Autumn 2004, no. 105, pp.86-88.

(obituary) Philip McCammon Core (1951-1989)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

(obituary) Quentin Claudian Stephen Bell (1910-1996),
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

(review) ‘Colin Platt,  Marks of Opulence:  The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000-1914, London, 2004’
The Sunday Telegraph (Review), January 11, 2004, p.16.

(review) Donald Preziosi and Clare Farago (eds.), Grasping the World:  The Idea of the Museum, Aldershot 2004 and Bettina Messias Carbonell, Museum Studies:  An Anthology of Contexts, Oxford, 2004
Apollo, August 2004, pp.76-77.

(review) Charles Nicholl, Leonardo da Vinci:  Flights of the Mind, London, 2004
Literary Review, October 2004, pp.29-30.

(review) ‘Martin Kemp, Leonardo, Oxford, 2004’
The Times Higher, 20 November 2004, pp.26-27.

(review) ‘Michaela Giebelhausen (ed.), The Architecture of the Museum:  Symbolic Structures,Urban Contexts, Manchester, 2003’
Journal of Design History, 17:4, pp.427-429.


(article) ‘John Goto:  an appreciation’ Ukadia:  Recent Photo-Digital Works by John Goto
Nottingham:  Djanogly Art Gallery
, pp.12-13.

(article) ‘What is art ?’
King’s Parade, Summer 2003, pp.10-11.

(article) ‘The battle for Venus’
New Statesman, 10 November 2003, pp.38-39.

(article) ‘Not in the pink’
Guardian, July 2003
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(review) ‘Old master of the Jedi princess’
Times Higher Education Supplement, 14 November 2003, pp.26-27.

(review) ‘Ian McIntyre, Joshua Reynolds:  The Life and Times of the First President of the Royal Academy, London, 2003’
Literary Review, May 2003, pp.4-5.

(review) ‘Elizabeth Bonython and Anthony Burton, The Great Exhibitor:  The Life and Work of Henry Cole’, London, 2003’
Spectator, 31 May 2003, pp.35-36.

(review) ‘James Cuno (ed.), Whose Muse ?  Art Museums and the Public Trust, Princeton 2004’,
Spectator, 27 December 2003, pp.33-34.


(article) ‘inspirations’
Quarterly, Summer 2002, p.80.

(article) ‘Off the wall:  how should institutions of traditional high culture respond to the “entertainment society”’
Blueprint, September, pp.64-66.

(article) ‘The Government and Governance of the National Gallery’
‘Los Museos Públicos en el Siglo XXI’, Foro Hispano Británico, Madrid:  Fundación Hispano Británica, pp.41-46.

(contributor) ‘Access and authority:  the Ondaatje Wing at the National Portrait Gallery’
Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones:  Buildings and Projects 1959-2002, ed.  Ian Latham and Mark Swenarton
London:  Rightangle Publishingpp.136-137

(review) ‘Keith Thomson, Treasures on Earth:  Museums, Collections and Paradoxes, London 2002’
Spectator, 19 January 2002

(review) ‘Julian Spalding, The Poetic Museum, London, 2002’
The Times Higher, 26 April 2002, p.24.

(review) ‘E.H. Gombrich, The Preference for the Primitive:  Episodes in the History of Western Art and Taste, London, 2002’
Literary Review, July 2002, pp.14-15.

(review) ‘Bevis Hillier, John Betjeman:  New Fame, New Love, London, 2002’
Observer Review,10 November 2002, p.19.


(lecture) Commerce and culture in the late twentieth century
London:  Gresham College

(article) ‘Redesigning the National Portrait Gallery’
Access by Design, Spring 2001, pp.9-10.

(article) ‘Audience Experience and IT’
The Museum Visit:  Virtual Reality and the Gallery, ed. Marie Bourke
Dublin:  National Gallery of Ireland, pp.29-35.

(article) ‘Public service is about more than numbers’
Evening Standard, Wednesday 16 May, p.13.

(article) ‘I try to make everybody look great’:  Andy Warhol and the idea of the twentieth-century portrait’
Modern Painters, Summer 2001,  pp.54-57.

(article) ‘When is a portrait not a portrait’
The Daily Telegraph, 19 September 2001, p.23.
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(article) ‘Painted Ladies’
History Today, Vol. 51(10), October 2001, pp.12-19.

(article) ‘A challenge to the new orthodoxy’
Josie Appleton (ed.), Museums for ‘The People’, London:  Academy of Ideas, pp.39-41.

(article) ‘Christopher Le Brun’
London:  Booth-Clibborn, pp.18-24.

(article) ‘The Nation’s Museums:  Politics and Policies’
Museum Management and Curatorship, Vol.19, no.2, pp.187-196.

(foreword)  Hugh Belsey and Paul Danks, Love’s Prospect:  Gainsborough’s Byam Family and the eighteenth century marriage portrait, exhibition catalogue, Holburne Museum of Art, pp.6-7.

(review) ‘This into that’
Things, Vol.14, summer 2001, pp.59-62.

(review) ‘Ivan Gaskell, Vermeer’s Wager:  Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums, London, 2001
Apollo, November 2001, pp.56-57.

(review) ‘W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz, London, 2001’
The Observer Review, 30 September 2001, p.15.
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(review) ‘Dennis Severs, 18, Folgate Street:  The Tale of a House in Spitalfields
Spectator, 10 November 2001, p.75.

(review) ‘Miranda Seymour, Anthony Blunt:  His Lives, London, 2001’
The Observer Review, 11 November 2001, p.17.
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(article) ‘Dixon Jones at the NPG’
Architecture Today, 108, pp.74-8.

(article) ‘A New Eye on the Royal Family’
The Sunday Telegraph, 6 August 2000, pp.8-9.

(article) ‘What the future holds for the past’
The Daily Telegraph, 16 December 2000, p.A9.

(review) ‘Van Dyck’
Apollo, January 2000, pp.54-5.

(review) ‘Andrew Motion, Wainewright the Poisoner’,
The Observer Review, 13 February 2000, p.11.
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(review) ‘Michael Levey, The Chapel is on Fire:  Recollections of Growing Up, London, 2000’
The Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2000, p.A3 (Arts and Books).

(review)  ‘Michael Davie, Anglo-Australian Attitudes, London 2000 and Bill Bryson, Down Under, London, 2000’
The Observer Review, 2 July 2000, p.14.
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(review) ‘Jane Bown, Faces:  the Creative Process Behind Great Portraits, London, 2000’
The Observer Review, 8 October 2000, p.13.


(article) ‘How Green is my Gallery’
Independent on Sunday:  The Sunday Review, 14 March 1999, pp.14-16. 

(article) ‘Patrick would do anything he could not to have to paint’
Independent on Sunday:  Culture, 28 March 1999, p.2.

(article) ‘Americans in Britain:  Portraits of Americans in the National Portrait Gallery’
The International Fine Art Fair, pp.12-20.

(review) ‘Grinling Gibbons’
Apollo, January 1999, pp.49-50.

(review) ‘Jean Strouse, Morgan:  a Biography’
The Observer Review, 27 June 1999, p.13.

(obituary) ‘Clive Wainwright’
The Independent (Monday Review), 5 July 1999, p.7.


(article) ‘Museum as memory bank’
Prospect, July 1998, pp.70-71.
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(reprinted in Mark Wallinger and Mary Warnock (eds.), Art for All ?, London, 2000, pp.92-93.)

(article) ‘Taking a reign check’
The Times Higher Education Supplement, 19 June 1998, no.1337, p.19.

(article) ‘More than Likeness’,
Modern Painters, Autumn 1998, pp.68-70.

(article) ‘Telling Pictures of Writers’
The Independent (Wednesday Review), 14 October 1998, p.12.

(article) ‘Grand by whose Design’
Journal of Victorian Culture, 3.2 Autumn 1998, pp.349-353.

(review) ‘Elizabeth Williamson and Nikolaus Pevsner, London Docklands:  An Architectural Guide, London, 1998’
The Observer Review, 29 March 1998, p.17.


(article) ‘“In a New Light”:  Issues in the Display of Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery’
Museum Management and Curatorship, vol. 16, no. 4,  pp.371-382.

(article) ‘National Consciousness, National Heritage, and the Idea of “Englishness”’, A Grand Design:  The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum ed. M. Baker and B. Richardson
New York:  Harry N. Abrams Inc., pp.275-283.

(article) ‘You can’t run a museum like Harvey Nicks’
Evening Standard, 24 November 1997, p.11.

(review) ‘Philip Harris’
Modern Painters, Spring 1997, p.117.

(review) ‘Lord Serota of Bankside’
Prospect, March 1997, p.64.
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(review) ‘Roy Strong, The Roy Strong Diaries 1967-1987, London, 1997’
The Observer Review, 11 May 1997, p.15.

(review) ‘Joanna Woodall (ed.), Portraiture:  Facing the Subject, Manchester, 1997’
Tate, Isue 12, Summer 1997, pp.78-79.

(review) ‘Geoffrey Ashton, Pictures in the Garrick Club, London, 1997’
Spectator, 31 May 1997, p.38.


(article) ‘Museums and the Metropolis’
Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.15, no.3, pp.259-269.

(article)  ‘Romney and his Self-Portrait’
Quarto, January 1996, XXXIIII, no.1, pp.22-28.

(article) ‘The art of the image’
Design, Summer 1996, pp.49-51.

(article) ‘How to pull them in off the streets’
The Independent Section Two, Tuesday, 25 June 1996, pp.18-19.

(article) ‘William Blathwayt’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 4, p.131.

(article) ‘James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 5, p.65.

(article) ‘Castle Howard’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 6, pp.65-6.

(article) ‘John Cecil, 5th. Earl of Exeter’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 6, pp.128-9.

(article) ‘John Churchill, 1st. Duke of Marlborough’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 7, pp.286-7.

(article) ‘Robert Harley, 1st. Earl of Oxford’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, pp.177-8.

(article) ‘Edward Harley, 2nd. Earl of Oxford’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, p.178.

(article) ‘Thomas Herbert, 8th. Earl of Pembroke’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, pp.435-6.

(article) ‘Henry Herbert, 9th. Earl of Pembroke’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, p.436.

(article) ‘Charles Howard, 3rd. Earl of Carlisle’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, pp.807-8.

(article) ‘Henry Howard, 4th. Earl of Carlisle’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, p.808.

(article) ‘Frederick Howard, 5th. Earl of Carlisle’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 14, pp.808.

(article) ‘Marxism’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 20, pp.524-8.

(article) ‘Charles Montagu, 1st. Duke of Manchester’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 21, p.908.

(article) ‘Robert Spencer, 2nd. Earl of Sunderland’
The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, vol. 29, pp.380-1.

(review) Susan Pearce,  On Collecting:  An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition, London and New York, 1995’
Things, no. 4, Summer 1996, pp.131-132.

(review) ‘Sandy Nairne, Bruce Ferguson and Reesa Greenberg (eds.), Thinking about Exhibitions, London, 1995’
The Art Book Review Quarterly, no.24, Summer 1996, p.11.

(review) ‘David Watkin, Sir John Soane:  Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures, Cambridge, 1996’
The Observer Review, 4 August 1996, p.15.

(review) ‘William Rubin (ed.), Picasso and Portraiture, London, 1996’
Spectator, 31 August 1996, p.25.

(review) ‘James Lees-Milne, Fourteen Friends, London, 1996’
The Observer Review, 15 September 1996, p.17.

(review) ‘Roy Strong, The Story of Britain, London, 1996’
The Observer Review, 29 September 1996, p.15.


(article)  ‘Made in England’
RSA Journal, CXLIII, March 1995, pp.31-37.

(article)  ‘The Classification of Things’,
Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 77, no.1, Spring 1995, pp.13-20.

(article) ‘A Question of Fame:  Virginia Woolf and the National Portrait Gallery
The Charleston Magazine, Autumn/Winter 1995, 12, pp.5-9.

(article)  ‘Architecture and the Museum’
Journal of Design History, vol. 8, no. 4, pp.243-256.

(review)  ‘Raphael Samuel, Theatres of Memory:  Past and Present in Contemporary Culture, London, 1995’
Spectator, 18 February 1995, p.27.

(review)  ‘Patrick Wright, The Village that died for England:  the strange story of Tyneham, London, 1995’
Spectator, 25 March 1995 pp.34-5.

(review)  ‘Robert Hewison, Culture and Consensus, London, 1995 and Andrew Sinclair,  Arts and Cultures:  The History of 50 Years of the Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1995’
Spectator, 19 August 1995, pp.28-29.

(review)  ‘Jules Lubbock, The Tyranny of Taste:  the Politics of Architecture and Design in Britain 1550-1960, London and New Haven, 1995’
Art Newpaper, no. 52, October 1995, p.22.

(review)  ‘Philip Mould, Sleepers:  In Search of Old Masters, London, 1995’
Spectator, 30 December 1995, p.28.


(review)  ‘David Solkin, Painting for Money:  the visual arts and the public sphere in eighteenth-century England, New Haven and London, 1993’
The Art Newspaper, no. 35, February 1994, p.20.

(review)  ‘John Wilton-Ely, Piranesi as Architect and Designer, New Haven and London, 1993’
Spectator, 5 February 1994, p.32.

(review)  ‘Venetia Murray, Castle Howard:  The Life and Times of a Stately Home, London, 1994’
Literary Review, March 1994, pp.46-47.

(review)  ‘Andrew McClellan, Inventing the Louvre, Cambridge, 1994’
Country Life, 7 July 1994, p.108.

(review)  ‘John Harris, The Palladian Revival:  Lord Burlington, His Villa and Garden at Chiswick, New Haven and London, 1994’
Spectator, 6 August 1994, p.31.

(review) ‘Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Museums and their Visitors, London and New York, 1994’
International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol.1, no.2, Winter 1994, pp.130-2.


(book) Eighteenth-Century Decoration:  Design and the Domestic Interior in England
London:  Weidenfeld and Nicolson and New York:  Abrams

(article)  ‘Artful Persuasion’,
Crafts, November/December 1993, pp.45-47.

(article)  ‘The Practice of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum’
Museum Management and Curatorship, vol. 12, no. 4, December 1993, pp.349-359.

(article)  ‘Why do research ?’
Art Newspaper, no.32, November 1993, pp.17-18.

(review)  ‘Peter Dormer, Design Since 1945, London 1993′
Design, March 1993, p.60.

(review)  ‘Frank McCormick, Sir John Vanbrugh:  The Playwright as Architect, Pennsylvania 1991′
Art History, 16:1, March 1993, pp.197-198.


(article) ‘The Origins and Idea of the Victoria and Albert Museum’
Archicrée, 246, Janvier-Février 1992, pp.80-83.

(article) ‘”Glass like unto Crystal”:  The Image and Identity of the British Cut-Glass Crystal Object in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’, The Cutting Edge:  200 Years of Crystal, ed. Penny Sparke
Wattens, Austria:  Swarovski, pp.32-51.

(article) ‘Discovering New Identities’
Museums Journal, October 1992, p.28.

(review) ‘Monique Mosser and Georges Teyssot, The Architecture of Western Gardens:  A Design History from the Renaissance to the Present Day, Cambridge, Mass., 1990′
New York Times Book Review,January 19, 1992, p.22.

(review) ‘Eileen Harris and Nicholas Savage (eds.), British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, Cambridge, 1990′
Apollo, April 1992, pp.266-267.

(review) ‘Dorothy Spencer, Total Design:  Objects by Architects, San Francisco, 1991′
Design, April 1992, p.57.

(review) ‘Howard Colvin, Architecture and the After-Life, New Haven and London, 1991′,
Burlington Magazine, August 1992, pp.531-532.

(review) ‘Mark Girouard, Town and Country, New Haven and London, 1992′
Spectator, 28 November 1992, pp.54-55.


(joint editor)  Introducing the Victoria and Albert Museum
London: V&A Publications

(contributor) ‘Gattungs- und grenz- überschreitende Museen:  Kunstgewerbe, Design, neue Medien usw.’
Kunstforum, Januar/Februar 1991, pp.206-210.

‘Foreword’, The Illustrated History of Textiles, (ed.) Madeleine Ginsburg
Studio Editions, pp.7-8.

(review) ‘Martin Eidelberg (ed.), Design 1935-1965:  What Modern Was, New York 1991′
Design, July 1991, pp.48-49.

(review) ‘Lesley Jackson (ed.), The New Look – Design in the Fifties, London, 1991′
Design, November 1991, p.68.


(book)  The Building of Castle Howard
London: Faber and Faber and Chicago: Chicago University Press.

(article) ‘Towards a Modern Art World ? The Image and its Audience’,
Apollo, February 1990, pp.123-4.

(article) ‘The Landscapes of Art History’
Apollo, October 1990, pp.285-6.

(review) ‘Alice Friedman, House and Household in Elizabethan England:  Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby Family, Chicago, 1989′
Apollo, March 1990, pp.209-210.

(review) ‘Damie Stillman, English Neo-classical Architecture, London, 1988, 2 vols.’
Burlington Magazine, CXXXII, March 1990, pp.217-218.

(review) ‘Alison Kelly, Mrs. Coade’s Stone, Upton-upon-Severn, 1990′
Spectator, 21 July 1990, pp.31-32.

(review) ‘John Bold, John Webb: Architectural Theory and Practice in the Seventeenth Century, Oxford, 1989′
Apollo, August 1990, pp.134-135.


(article) ‘Decorative Arts’, The Age of William III and Mary II:  Power, Politics and Patronage 1688-1702, ed. Robert P. Maccubbin and Martha Hamilton-Phillips
Williamsburg, pp.293-300.

(article) ‘Museums, Artefacts and Meanings’, The New Museology, ed. Peter Vergo
Reaktion Books, pp.6-21.

(review) ‘John A. Walker, Design History and the History of Design, London, 1988′
Designer’s Journal, 46, April 1989, p.105.

(review) ‘London, Christie’s:  The Anglo-Dutch Garden in the Age of William and Mary
Burlington Magazine, CXXXI, April 1989, pp.307-308.

(review) ‘Stephen Bayley (ed.), Commerce and Culture, London, 1989′
Design 490, October 1989, p.12.

(review) ‘Iain Pears, The Discovery of Painting:  The Growth of Interest in the Arts in England, 1680-1768, New Haven and London, 1988′
Oxford Art Journal, 12:2, 1989, pp.129-131.


(Foreword) Working Papers 1:  Studies in Design and Technology,
V&A/RCA MA Course in the History of Design, pp.xvii-xix.

(article) ‘Alligators and Marshmallows:  or The Search for Deconstruction’
Apollo, June 1988, p.432.

(article) ‘Supply and Demand in English Country House Building 1660-1740’
Oxford Art Journal, vol.11, no.2, 1988, pp.3-9.

(review) ‘Arjun Appadurai (ed.), The Social Life of Things:  Commodities in Cultural Perspective, Cambridge, 1986′
Apollo, March 1988, p.217.

(review) ‘R. Lumley (ed.), The Museum Time-Machine:  putting cultures on display, London, 1988′
Designers’ Journal, 37, May 1988, p.123.

(review) ‘Witold Rybczynski, Home:  A short history of an idea, London, 1988′
Designer’s Journal, 38, June 1988, p.103.

(review) ‘Christopher Frayling et. al., The Royal College of Art, one hundred and fifty years of art and design, London, 1987′
Burlington Magazine, CXXX, June 1988, p.474.

(review) ‘D. Miller, Material Culture and Mass Consumption, Oxford, 1988′
Journal of Design History, 1:2, 1988, pp.150-151.

(review) ‘Benno Forman, American Seating Furniture.   An Interpretive Catalogue, New York, 1988′
The Furniture History Society Newsletter, no.92, November 1988, pp.8-9.

(review) ‘Peter Leach, James Paine, London, 1988′
Building Design, December 9,1988, pp.32-33.

(review) ‘A. Boime, A Social History of Modern Art, vol. 1, Art in an Age of Revolution, 1750-1800, Chicago and London, 1987′
Art History, 11:4, December 1988, pp.574-577.


(article) ‘Leaves from an Eighteenth Century Filofax: design practice in the 1750’s’
Designer, March 1987, pp.19-21.

(review) ‘Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, ed. G. Beard and C. Gilbert, Leeds, 1986′
Burlington Magazine, CXXIX, May 1987, p.335.

(review) ‘Leeds, Temple Newsam:  Country House Floors
Burlington Magazine, CXXIX, May 1987, pp.340-341.

(review) ‘Kerry Downes, Sir John Vanbrugh:  a biography, London, 1987′
Building Design, October 16, 1987, pp.38-39.


(article) ‘The Philosophy of Museum Display — The Continuing Debate’
The V & A Album, 5, 1986, pp.30-38.


(article) ‘A Review of Wren’
Oxford Art Journal, 1983, vol.5, no.2, pp.52-55.

(article) ‘Wren and Sheldon’
Oxford Art Journal, 1983, vol.6, no.1, pp.45-50.


(article) ‘Colen Campbell’
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, ed. A.K. Placzek, pp.368-370. 

(article) ‘In the Abstract’
Essays in Criticism, vol.XXXII, July 1982, no.3, pp.280-282.