John Cornforth(1937-2004), Architectural historian and writer
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John Cornforth was the leading historian of the country house in the critical period when the future of such buildings was at risk, publishing an important report, The Country Houses of Britain: Can They Survive? (1974). His seminal English Decoration in the 18th Century was written jointly with John Fowler, and was followed by several other books on architecture and interior decoration . He was particularly influential as an architectural writer for Country Life for more than forty years and as a member of the National Trust Properties Committee for more than thirty years.
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