Nigel Rodgers

Nigel Rodgers (born 1952) is a British writer, environmentalist and critic.

Nigel Rodgers
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Scientific career
FieldsArt, Philosophy, Architecture, History
InstitutionsThe London Library, Authors' Club, Society of Authors

Rodgers has a degree in history and history of art from Cambridge University.[1] He is the founder of Pipedown, the Campaign for Freedom from Piped Music,[2] and is a member of the Educational Writers' Group of the Society of Authors.


He has written 15 books including Incredible Optical Illusions (Simon & Schuster 1998); The Traveller's Atlas with John Man and Chris Schüler (1999); Hitler and Churchill (Hodder 2001); Philosophers Behaving Badly with Mel Thompson;[3] Roman Architecture (2006); Roman Empire (2008); Understand Existentialism with Mel Thompson (Hodder, 2010); Existentialism Made Easy with Mel Thompson (Hodder, 2011); The Greek World (2010); The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece (2012); Why Noise Matters with Arline Bronzaft, Francis McManus, John Stewart and Val Weedon (Routledge 2011); The Dandy — Peacock or Enigma? [4] and The Umbrella Unfurled (2013).[5] His latest books are Manet: his Life and Work (2015) The Bruegels (2016) and The Colosseum, a guide book-cum-history about Rome's most famous monument, from its inauguration in AD80 to its recent triumphant restoration, published in May 2018. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.


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  3. ^ Rodgers, N., & Thompson, M. (2005). Philosophers behaving badly. London: Peter Owen.
  4. ^ Rodgers, N. (2012). The Dandy: Peacock or enigma?. London: Bene Factum.
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