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William Burges and the high Victorian dream

Author: J Mordaunt Crook
Publisher: London, England : Frances Lincoln, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enlarged editionView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Burges; William Burges; William Burges; William Burges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Mordaunt Crook
ISBN: 9780711233492 0711233497
OCLC Number: 788236063
Notes: Originally published in 1981 in London, England, by John Murray Publishers Ltd.
Description: 431 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The dream --
The dreamer --
In search of style --
Renaissance --
Gothic --
Feudal --
Fantastic.
Responsibility: J. Mordaunt Crook.

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The definitive book on arguably the greatest of Victorian architects, completely revised and re-illustrated substantially in colour.  Read more...

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