Clive Aslet, co founder

Clive Aslet, Writer

Publisher of Triglyph Books, Clive Aslet is an award-winning architectural historian and journalist, acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. He is deeply familiar with every aspect of publishing, not least through the many books he has written himself – over thirty.  They include The Last Country Houses, The Story of the American Country House and The Story of the Country House for Yale University Press.   In 2014, Clive published his first novel, The Birdcage, set in Salonika during the First World War. 

A Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, he was closely involved in establishing the Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture at Downing College, Cambridge and is Chair of the Lutyens Trust.  Triglyph will publish his Sir Edwin Lutyens: Britain’s Greatest Architect? in 2024.  Other books that he has written for Triglyph include Old Homes, New Life: the resurgence of the British country house; The Academy: Celebrating the work of John Simpson at The Walsh Family Hall, University of Notre-Dame, Indiana; Old Parkland: Community, Architecture and the American Ideal; and Living Tradition: The Architecture and Urbanism of Hugh Petter.

After leaving Cambridge in 1977, Clive joined the magazine Country Life to write about architecture; he was Editor from 1993-2006. He continues to contribute to magazines and newspapers, such as The Times and The Daily Telegraph, as well as to broadcast on radio and television. Well-known as a campaigner on the countryside and other issues, he is an ambassador for the Woodland Trust.

Married with three children, he lives in London and Ramsgate. David Dimbleby describes Clives writing as charming, erudite, amusing...His energy, enthusiasm and learning, always lightly worn, are prodigious.

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