WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81


WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81

MATTHEW WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88989    Product format: Paperback

The Gothic architectural style created a medieval effect and was popularised by such architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott, Alfred Waterhouse and G. E. Street, and of course, William Burges. A large number of new churches were built and elaborately decorated with stained glass, carvings, murals and metalwork. It predominated until the late 1870s. Burges visited Normandy and Belgium in 1849 and Germany the following year, making measured drawings and sketching details of medieval buildings. One early commission was the restoration of the 11th century Waltham Abbey in Essex where he inserted a rose window and added a ceiling decorated with signs of the zodiac. His proposals to transform St Paul's Cathedral with an elaborate and colourful scheme were quietly dropped. On big glossy white pages and with spectacular colour photographs including detailed close ups is a brief resume covering such superb vaulted interiors as St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Yorkshire churches, Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch owned by the 3rd Marquis of Bute, Burges's greatest patron, Knightshayes Court near Tiverton with its spectacular interiors and sculptures, Tower House Kensington filled with furniture designed by Burges himself, as well as textiles, metalwork, arms and armour and objets d'art. Slim colourful Pitkin Guide, 20pp, softback.
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