Philip Webb: Pioneer of Arts and Crafts Architecture

ISBN: 9780470868089
Artist(s): Philip Webb
Author(s): Sheila Kirk
Format: paperback
Year published: 2005
Publisher: Wiley
Publisher Location: Chichester
Total Pages: 336
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


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This is the definitive book on Philip Webb (1831–1915), a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and a leading member of the Pre–Raphaelite circle, who has since emerged as one of the most important architects of the nineteenth century. It provides a comprehensive account of Webb’s design philosophy, his architectural work and his influence, while also telling his fascinating life story. Combining architectural history and biography, the compelling narrative gives a full picture of the character of this extraordinary man — a man known for his absolute integrity, who shunned publicity but nevertheless attracted clients of high status and came to be one of the most significant architectural innovators of his age.


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