Personal and Professional Recollections by the late Sir George Gilbert Scott, R.A (1879)
Artist(s): Gilbert Scott
Author(s): Gilbert Scott
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1879
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston and Co
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 436
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Hardback. First edition. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine. One of the leading exponents of the nineteenth century’s Gothic Revival, the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-78) most famously designed the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens and the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras. In the design and restoration of churches and cathedrals, his work was distinguished by its care, skill and sheer volume: most medieval cathedrals in England and Wales, including Westminster Abbey, benefited from Scott’s expertise in some form. Written between 1864 and his death, then edited by his son and fellow architect George Gilbert Scott (1839-97), this 1879 autobiography was among the first of its kind, recording the background, career and opinions of a prolific professional architect.
Condition: some light wear and marking to boards. Some scattered foxing to contents, otherwise very good.