|25 Aug 2022|
Mark Girouard was a British architect who wrote about buildings, was an expert in country homes, a historian of architecture, and Sir James Stirling’s biographer.
Girouard matriculated in 1951 and read Classics at the House. From 1958 to 1967, he worked for the publication Country Life, first as an architectural writer and then, starting in 1964, as its architectural editor. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art from 1975 to 1976 and elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1987. Girouard was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2011. He was on the board of trustees of The Architecture Foundation from 1992 to 1999 and a founder, and the first chairman, of the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. He was the grandson of Henry Beresford, 6th Marquess of Waterford through his mother, Lady Blanche Girouard.
His Life in the English Country House won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize for 1978, and the WH Smith Literary Award in 1979.
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