Tavernor, Robert

Professor Emeritus Robert Tavernor  


Position held

Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design


Experience keywords:

Palladianism in Britain and America; architecture and the built environment; architecture and urban design; architecture; built environment; classical tradition of European architecture; design and location of tall buildings; environment; relationship of body and architecture; relationship of modern buildings to historic architecture; theory and practice of architecture; urban design and masterplanning; urban planning

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Professor Tavernor is an architect, urban designer and architectural historian with an active London-based consultancy which advises on major building and urban design projects. He has acted as chairman of international design juries and as a consultant architect and historian he provides architectural, heritage and urban planning advice to institutions, developers and architects in London.

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Countries and regions to which research relates:

London; UK


Italian [Spoken: Basic, Written: N/A]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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Tavernor, Robert (2011) One Hyde Park by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners Architecture Today, 216. 52-61. ISSN 0958-6407


Tavernor, Robert (2010) Heritage In: Hosper, H. and Poyry, V., (eds.) Transforming the City: Perm Strategic Masterplan. unspecified, 1-72.

Tavernor, Robert (2010) Heritage strategy In: Hosper, H. and Poyry, V., (eds.) Transforming the City: Perm Strategic Masterplan. unspecified, 388-417.

Tavernor, Robert (2010) Foreword In: Williams, Kim and March, Lionel and Wassell, Stephen R., (eds.) The Mathematical Works of Leon Battista Alberti. Springer Basel, Basel, Switzerland, vii-x. ISBN 9783034604734

Tavernor, Robert and Gassner, Gunter (2010) Visual consequences of the plan: managing London’s changing skyline City, Culture and Society, 1 (2). 99-108. ISSN 1877-9166


Tavernor, Robert (2009) Introduction In: On Architecture. Penguin Classics, London, UK, xiii-xxxviii. ISBN 9780141441689


Tavernor, Robert (2008) The pursuit of virtue The Georgian (2). 4-8. ISSN 0963-1070

Tavernor, Robert (2008) Composing London visually In: Neumann, Dietrich and Marcus, Alan, (eds.) Visualizing the City. Routledge, London, UK, 159-178. ISBN 9780415419703

Tavernor, Robert (2008) Architectural conservation In: Cane, Peter and Conagh, Joanne, (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 46-47. ISBN 9780199290543


Tavernor, Robert (2007) Smoot’s ear : the measure of humanity Yale University Press, New Haven. ISBN 9780300124927


Tavernor, Robert (2006) Robert Tavernor interviewed: Robert Tavernor Planning and Policy (6). 81-93. ISSN 1739-3450

Tavernor, Robert (2006) Sobre alberti e a arte edificatória Desígnio: Revista de História Da Arquitetura e Do Urbanismo, 5. 47-59. ISSN 1806-2741

Tavernor, Robert (2006) La transformation de San Francesco de Rimini en 'Tempio Malatestiano', par Alberti In: Choay, Francois and Paoli, Michel, (eds.) Alberti, Humaniste, Architecte. Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, 145-168. ISBN 9782840562115


Tavernor, Robert (2005) London is a laboratory for the future city Iconeye (28). 48-51. ISSN 1479-9456

Dodds, George and Tavernor, Robert, eds (2005) Body and building: essays on the changing relation of body and architecture MIT Press, London, UK. ISBN 0262041952


Tavernor, Robert (2004) From townscape to skyscape Architectural Review. 78-83. ISSN 0003-861X

Tavernor, Robert (2004) On the art of urban design Desígnio: Revista de História Da Arquitetura e Do Urbanismo, 1. 35-58. ISSN 1806-2741


Tavernor, Robert (2003) Brevity without obscurity: text and image in the architectural treatises of Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio In: Palmer, Rodney and Frangenberg, Thomas, (eds.) The Rise of the IMAge: Essays on the History of the Illustrated Art Book. Reinterpreting classicism. Ashgate Press, Aldershot, 105-134. ISBN 9780754605591


Tavernor, Robert (2002) Book review: Venice and the east International History Review, 24 (2). 391-393. ISSN 0707-5332

Tavernor, Robert (2002) Measure, metre, irony: reuniting pure mathematics with architecture Architectural Research Quarterly, 6 (1). 67-75. ISSN 1359-1355

Tavernor, Robert (2002) Contemplating perfection through Piero's eyes In: Dodds, George and Tavernor, Robert, (eds.) Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, 78-93. ISBN 9780262041959


Tavernor, Robert (2001) Leon Battista Alberti: master builder of the Italian renaissance Architectural Research Quarterly, 5 (2). 187-188. ISSN 1359-1355

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