William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

By: Mordaunt Crook, J.

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Purple cloth with title in gilt within white label on spine. Condition: Fine, previous owners name (an architect) neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of sunning to inner flaps of dustjacket, and very light shelfwear to base of spine of jacket. 454pp. 260 b/w plates. Whe he died in 1881 William Burges was widely regarded as the most brilliant architect-designer of his generation. He was a Pre-Raphaelite architect, and like his Pre-Raphaelite friends he sought an artistic Holy Grail in a Victorian vision of the Middle Ages. In architecture he rivals Butterfield, Street and Norman Shaw. In furniture and stained glass he eclipses the finest work of Morris & Co. In jewellery and metalwork he is without rival, except perhaps for his hero Pugin. Scarce.

Title: William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

Author Name: Mordaunt Crook, J.

Categories: Architecture (19th and 20th Century),

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1981

ISBN Number: 071953822X

ISBN Number 13: 9780719538223

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Seller ID: 005729

Keywords: gothic revival, pugin, william morris, norman shaw butterfield, castell coch,