Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist, film-maker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey and The Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies including the recently published Museum Without Walls.
He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, pigs, and the architecture of Hitler and Stalin. Some of these are available on The Jonathan Meades Collection DVD. His latest films, Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry, have just been shown on BBC4.
His new book, entitled AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MYSELF, will be published in May by Fourth Estate. Read an interview with Meades here. Read an extract here.
The Financial Times has just published an extract, 'Kitchen-sink dreamer', here.
'Forensically, mordantly, occasionally lovingly, Jonathan Meades deconsructs the 1950s. They will never look quite the same again.' David Kynaston
NOW AVAILABLE FROM UNBOUND - A Jonathan Meades triple bill
POMPEY - 20th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Simon Heffer and a foreword by Stephen Fry. Read an extract here.
PIDGIN SNAPS - a boxette of 100 life-changing postcard-sized photographs. Read more here.
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS - the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed collection of architectural and topographical writing. Read an extract here.
Buy them from Unbound here.
'Meades's documentaries have for years been the best history programmes on television... A marriage of Borges, Betjeman and Bronowski.' Paul Lay, Editor, History Today