Ken Worpole is the author of a number of influential studies of the contemporary urban public realm and other aspects of urban policy. His books include Towns for People (1993), Libraries in a World of Cultural Change (1995), People, Parks and Cities (1996), and Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in Twentieth Century European Culture (Reaktion, 2001). He is married to Larraine Worpole, photographer.
'One of the most thought-provoking books of the year.' - The Independent 'A richly humane and engrossing book ... a work that is warm, compassionate, intelligent and thought-provoking.' - Building Design 'A remarkably beautiful book ... As a long-time professor of worship, I spent many years talking with seminarians and pastors about theological and liturgical aspects of rites related to death. Last Landscapes shows that such conversations would be enriched if they were to address topics that Worpole discusses with such sensitivity and insight.' - Anglican Theological Review 'Reading this book is a pleasure. The book is beautifully illustrated with photography by Larraine Worpole ... It spends time with architectural and landscape history, makes tracks through sociology and economics, ponders theological and philosophical positions, and lingers before some remarkable aesthetic achievements.' - The Twentieth Century Society Journal