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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

By: Mordaunt Crook, J.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006453

ISBN: 071953822x

Condition: Very Good


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 But... View more info