Dr. Julia King, Ph.D.

Dr Julia King has taught at universities in Great Britain and America. She has worked on projects in conservation, historic preservation, archives and architectural history on both sides of the Atlantic. Dr. King has written and lectured widely on art and architectural history in both countries.


PhD Birkbeck College, University of London, 2001. Dissertation: George Hadfield (1763-1826): his life and works and his place in American architecture  
MA in Publishing, Oxford Brookes University, 1979
BA (Hons.) in History of European Art, Courtauld Institute, University of London, 1965



George Hadfield: Architect of the Federal City, Ashgate Publishing, 2014, Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT, USA
The Flowering of Art Nouveau Graphics, Trefoil Publications, London, 1989; Gibbs Smith, Salt Lake City, UT, 1990 
Monuments, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford, 1979


“Sir James Wright” in New Dictionary of National Biography, 2005
“Villa Madama”, “Villa Giulia”, “Biltmore House”, in Encyclopaedia of Gardens: History and Design, 2002“George Hadfield” American National Biography, 1999, vol.9, 774-5
“The American Dome: Symbol of Democracy”, The Dome,  Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2000
“An Ambassador’s House in Essex”, Georgian Group Journal Volume VII, Richard Hewlings, editor, Georgian Group, 1997, 117-129
Book review subjects include: W.R. Lethaby, Architecture in the West Indies, and English country houses


George Hadfield and his architectural legacy, Washington DC Historical Studies Conference, Washington, DC, 2005Rugby, Tennessee: a ‘righteous and prosperous colony in those fascinating mountains’, SESAH, Knoxville, TN, 2004An Ionic and Ironic Episode: George Hadfield and the Executive Office Buildings, SECAC, Norfolk, VA, 1999 
Patent Artificial Slate, Georgian Group, London, 1997 
George Hadfield’s City Hall: ‘the handsomest building in the United States’, SAH regional conference, Washington, D.C., 1997 
Honour’s Temple: ‘The Most Conspicuous Residence in America’ George Hadfield’s Arlington House, Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art, Amsterdam, 1996 
‘Brought up a Catholic’: the Hadfield family in Florence, London and Washington, Catholic Historical Society of Washington, Washington, D.C., 1996 
George Hadfield, Architect, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1995


Fellow, United States Capitol Historical Society
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Member, Society of Architectural Historians
Member, Vernacular Architecture Forum
Member and past conference organiser, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
Member, Georgian Group, Great Britain and Ireland
Member, Royal Archaeological Institute
Member, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Member, Association of Art Historians

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