Phyllis Richardson

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Position Lecturer
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Phyllis Richardson

Academic qualifications

  • BA (hons) University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A. in Anglo-American Literature, University College London


Integrated Degree in English

Research Interests

As an author and journalist I have written on architecture, urbanism and literature. My latest book is titled  House of Fiction (2017) and is an exploration of the great houses principal to some of the great works of English fiction, including Strawberry Hill and the Castle of Otranto, Chawton House and Mansfield Park, Abbotsford and the fiction of Walter Scott, Rook’s Nest and Howard's End, Madresfield and Brideshead Revisited, with references to contemporary novels inspired and inflected by notable English houses.



Richardson, Phyllis and Powell, Kenneth. 2014. Skywood House and the Architecture of Graham Phillips. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd. ISBN 978-0500342923

Richardson, Phyllis . 2014. Superlight: Lightness in House Design. Thames and Hudson. ISBN 978-0500342961

Richardson, Phyllis . 2011. Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd. ISBN 978-0500342732

Richardson, Phyllis . 2007. XS Green: Green Ideas, Small Buildings. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500342305

Richardson, Phyllis . 2004. New Sacred Architecture. London: Laurence King Publishing. ISBN 978-1856693844

Richardson, Phyllis . 2001. XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500341810