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Victorian Architecture, Betjeman, John (intro.)
1 Betjeman, John (intro.) Victorian Architecture
London Jonathan Cape 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Paper covered boards with title in gilt on red hardcover spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 306pp. 97 b/w illustrations and 11 b/w illustrations in text. This volme provides an account of the main themes of Victorian architecture as well as detailed studies of the works of the most distinguished architects of the time. Among many other contributions are Nikolaus Pevsner on Richard Norman Shaw, Robert Furneaux Jordan on Sir Joseph Paxton and Charles Handley-Read on William Burges. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream, Mordaunt Crook, J.
2 Mordaunt Crook, J. William Burges and the High Victorian Dream
London John Murray 1981 071953822X / 9780719538223 Cloth Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
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. 
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