Best Architectural History Book Award for Anthony Geraghty

Posted on 26 November 2014

The Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for best architectural history book has been awarded to Anthony Geraghty by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB).

The Sheldonian Theatre: Architecture and Learning in Seventeenth-Century Oxford ISBN: 9780300195040‌Congratulations to Anthony, whose book The Sheldonian Theatre: Architecture and Learning in Seventeenth-Century Oxford was praised by Professor Maurice Howard, "This outstanding book makes a significant contribution to British architectural history. It is ostensibly a monograph on a single building, albeit one of immense symbolic significance, and by drawing on a very wide base of knowledge about the early Restoration era, it shows a fundamental understanding of the architect’s mind at this point, the use of drawings to arrive at the final design, the practicalities of getting the structure up, and everything one could expect about the processes of intention... Not a word is wasted."

Anthony commented, "I am thrilled, delighted, and very grateful for this award. It is especially gratifying to be recognised by my fellow architectural historians, and by this Society in particular."

Read more about Anthony's award, and the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.