Richard Norman Shaw Andrew Saint

Series:
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
30 May 2010
ISBN:
9780300155266
Dimensions:
488 pages: 279 x 216 x 43mm
Illustrations:
200 black-&-white illustrations + 60 colour images

Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) was the most fertile, representative and immediately influential domestic architect of the late Victorian period in England. His training and early career coincided with the heyday of the Gothic Revival, in which style he designed a handful of original churches. His most prolific period of practice saw the triumph of the 'Old English' and 'Queen Anne' domestic styles which are largely associated with his name. A series of powerful urban buildings designed towards the end of Shaw's career reveals him as one of the foremost proponents of a revived classicism. In each of these styles the piquant originality of Shaw's designs and the brilliance of his planning captivated his contemporaries in the architectural and social world alike. He became the undisputed leading architect of his day and the precursor of such different talents as Lutyens and Voysey. In the United States, Shaw's distinctive contribution to English domestic architecture played a formative part in the evolution of the Shingle Style. This new edition of a major work offers a completely revised text and new introduction and is now illustrated generously in colour, with many specially commissioned photographs.

Andrew Saint is the General Editor of The Survey of London and the author of The Image of the Architect (1983), Towards A Social Architecture: The Role of School-Building in Post-War England (1987) and Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry (2007).

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