New book reveals mid-century oasis

08 December 2021

A new book, written by local architects and supported by The Dulwich Estate, pays homage to the build and design of 31 Dulwich housing estates, now recognised as exemplars of mid-Century modern architecture.

The stunning photographs in this book illustrate the value of conservation and stewardship. Hardback copies of the book are currently available from

Dulwich, Mid-Century Oasis by Paul Davis, Ian McInnes and Catherine Samy, documents a 15-year building period in which Estate-appointed architect Russell Vernon championed high quality, thoughtful, people and nature-centred design. It resulted in modernist classics which have stood the test of time and are increasingly valued by residents and experts considering how to build sustainable communities.