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: Very good, previous owners name written at top of front endpaper. Very faint hint of sunning to textblock edges. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to inner flaps of dustjacket.454pp. 260 b/w plates. When 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),

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1981

ISBN Number: 071953822x

ISBN Number 13: 9780719538223

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Seller ID: 006453

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