A historical review by JT Smith
To celebrate the Society’s 150th anniversary, the book A history in all men’s lives was published in 1999 discussing inter alia the lives and contributions of several leading members of the society. Edited by Brian Moody it also contains an essay by JT Smith, the renowned architectural historian and Honorary Member of the Society. The essay considers, both in contemporary and current contexts, the value of many of our early publications.
We have republished the essay here and thank both JT and Brian for their permission to do so.