John Martin Robinson

John Martin Robinson is a British architectural historian. He has written twenty-eight books, including the definitive history of James Wyatt, architect to George III, published by Yale University Press in 2012. He is currently writing the official history of the Travellers Club, Charles Barry’s first Italianate masterpiece. He lives in London and Lancashire.

Articles by John Martin Robinson

Votive Atmosphere

A private Catholic chapel recently erected next to a country house in North Britain is among the most remarkable new classical buildings in Britain. Designed by the award-winning architect Craig Hamilton, it was commissioned as a birthday present for the owner’s wife and is dedicated to Saint Rita of Cascia, an Italian fifteenth-century saint.