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(born 1955) is a British author specialising in books on architecture.
Powers trained as an art historian at University of Cambridge, gaining an undergraduate degree and a PhD. During his career he has combined writing with painting and illustration. His work includes aquatints, drawings, lithographs, murals, and watercolours. As a book author, he has concentrated on 20th century British architecture, with an interest in architectural preservation. He has also written books on the design of book jackets and the artist Eric Ravilious. He joint editor of the journal Twentieth Century Architecture
for the Twentieth Century Society.
Alan Powers is a Professor in Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich in east London . He is also Chairman of Pollock's Toy Museum in London.
An expert on 20th century architecture, Alan Powers was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2008.