Brian Davis: Architecture in Britain

Herstmonceux Castle, license to crenellate was grated in 1440, Hailsham, East Sussex, England. Image and original data provided by Brian Davis

In collaboration with Canyonlights World Art Image Bank, Artstor has digitized approximately 1,600 images of architecture from the archive of Brian Davis. The collection documents architectural and garden sites in Europe, primarily architecture in Britain, from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Images include strong coverage of English architecture from the 17th through 19th centuries, with examples of buildings designed by architects such as Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, Robert Adam, John Soane, John Nash, Joseph Paxton, and Augustus W. N. Pugin. There is also a group of images documenting gardens and landscape architecture in England, Russia, and Italy.

Brian Davis teaches British Studies and has given courses in literature, art, and architecture at the University of East Anglia, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Bath. He is widely known for his commercially distributed teaching slides of architecture, which are made available by Canyonlights World Art Image Bank. Canyonlights has also collaborated with Artstor to share and create additional images of architectural and archaeological sites in Europe and the United States.