GIROUARD, Mark. British, b. 1931. Genres: Art/Art history, Architecture. Career: Architectural historian and author. Country Life, staff writer, 1958-66; Architectural Review, staff writer, 1971-75; Oxford University, Slade Professor of Fine Art, 1975-76; Columbia University, George Lurcy Visiting Professor, 1987; writer. Member of the advisory council of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1990-. Publications: Robert Smythson and the Architecture of the Elizabethan Era, 1967, 2nd ed published as Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House, 1983; The Victorian Country House, 1971, rev and enlarged ed, 1985; Victorian Pubs, 1975; (with others) Spirit of the Age (based on the television series), 1975; Sweetness and Light: The "Queen Anne" Movement, 1860-1900, 1977; Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History, 1978; Historic Houses of Britain, 1979; Alfred Waterhouse and the Natural History Museum, 1981; The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman, 1982; John Piper's Stowe, 1983; Cities and People: A Social and Architectural History, 1985; A Country House Companion, 1987; Hardwick Hall, 1989; The English Town: A History of Urban Life, 1990; Town and Country, 1992; Windsor: The Most Romantic Castle, 1993; Life in the French Country House, 2000. Address: 35 Colville Rd., London W11 2BT, England.