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CFA Voysey

Author: Wendy Hitchmough; Charles F A Voysey
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"C. F.A. Voysey was one of the most renowned British architects from the 1890s until the outbreak of the First World War. His white-rendered houses with stone window-dressings and sweeping slate roofs combined clarity and simplicity with a sensual appreciation of natural materials. However, it was his conviction that no detail of a house was too small to deserve the attention of its architect which led him to design  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchmough, Wendy.
CFA Voysey.
London : Phaidon, 1995
(OCoLC)619515404
Named Person: Charles F A Voysey; C F A Voysey; Charles F A Voysey; Charles F A Voysey; Charles F A Voysey; Charles Francis Annesley Voysey; Charles F A Voysey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Hitchmough; Charles F A Voysey
ISBN: 0714830038 9780714830032 0714837121 9780714837123
OCLC Number: 33471355
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Foudations; training and education; an independent practice - imaginary clients and wallpaper designs; the first houses - building a reputation; head, hand and heart; ambitious commissions; country cottages; consummate designs; architectural range; gardens, interiors and extensions; spaces for work, rest and recreation; late work and lectures; European and American relations; a legacy.
Other Titles: C.F.A. Voysey
Responsibility: Wendy Hitchmough.

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The life and work of the renowned Arts and Crafts architect.  Read more...

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"The Voysey book that we have been waiting for. A rounded and perceptive portrait. It will remain the definitive biography."-Architectural Review

 
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