Owen Hopkins

A London-based writer, historian and curator of architecture.


From the Shadows

My new book, From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor, has been included in the list of ‘Best architecture books of 2015’ in the Observer’s Books of the Year 2015. Read the article and find out more about the book, including how to buy it directly from the publisher, here.

Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon

My first book has now been translated into French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Japanese. Russian, Korean and Chinese editions will be published over the next year. The book is available in good bookshops and online.

Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? Then keep an eye out for my second book, Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide, which examines the styles that have defined western architecture from ancient Greece to the present day.