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Architects and the 'Building World' from Chambers to Ruskin: Constructing Authority By Brian Hanson. Cambridge University Press, 2003. £55 A pleasure in reviewing books is to come across one that weaves loose threads together, which guide into order the hares that others set running. Such a book does not have to be great or ambitious; it may merely flip the more substantial themes of others into a hitherto unseen coherence. Brian Hanson's Architects and the 'Building World' from ...

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