Derham Groves

A New Book About A.W. Purnell

save0603.jpgA very handsome large format book titled The Architectural Arts of A.W. Purnell and the Modern Society of Lingnan has just been published (ISBN 978-7-218-05804-7). It contains essays on Purnell’s architecture by Shi Hongping, Li Suimei, myself, Peng Changxin, Tang Guohua, Lu Qi, Zheng Lipeng, and Ma Wei. It is liberally illustrated with photographs of Purnell’s buildings in China, the majority of which were taken by the architect himself. The book was published in response to last year’s symposium on Purnell in Guangzhou.