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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

Crook, J. Mordaunt

Published by J. Murray, 1981
ISBN 10: 071953822X / ISBN 13: 9780719538223
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Title: William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

Publisher: J. Murray

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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London: John Murray, 1981. 4to., 454 p. FIRST EDITION. NF/NF. Top edge is dust stained. All pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight. Dust cover has minimum amount of edgewear and tiny nick to top of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 000330

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Synopsis: William Burges (1827-81) was arguably the greatest of all Victorian architects. But he was more than just the creator of a modest number of fabulous, and fabulously expensive, buildings. He dreamed of hundreds more, designed dozens, and in addition created some of the most remarkable furniture and jewellery of all time. He was an art-architect. Rich, clever, well connected and short lived, he was uncompromising, profoundly learned, skilled in every process of design and explosively inventive. A brilliant talker, pungent critic and hilarious companion, he was one of Victorian London's great eccentrics and networkers, though he was bewitched by the Middle Ages. The great buildings that he completed include Cork Cathedral, Cardiff Castle and the even more eccentric Castell Coch, the great Yorkshire churches of Skelton and Studley Royal, the magnificent country houses of Knightshayes in Devon, and Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute, and his own astonishing Tower House in Kensington. His furniture, fabric and jewellery designs and his unrealised projects were also hugely influential, and the former are now enthusiastically collected. This book was a landmark in Victorian studies when first published in 1981 and is now completely revised and re-illustrated substantially in colour.

About the Author: Joe Mordaunt Crook CBE is one of the leading authorities on Victorian Architecture and culture, formerly director of the Victorian Studies Centre at London University, and the author of numerous books.

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