George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America by Michael Hall (Hardback)


George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America by Michael Hall (Hardback)

British architect George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907) fundamentally shaped the architecture, art, and design of the Anglican Church throughout England and the world; his work survives in the United States, Australia, India, and Italy, as well as the United Kingdom. This important book is the first to explore the life and work of this major Gothic Revival architect, a man with an evolving outlook on style and aesthetics who believed that every element of a building must be part of an integrated design strategy. A close colleague of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, Bodley was the first major patron of Morris’s stained glass and, like Morris, was an accomplished textile and wallpaper designer. In 1874 Bodley founded Watts and Company―now celebrating its 140th anniversary―to manufacture ecclesiastical vestments, textiles, and wallpapers. In a seamless blend of architectural, art, and church history, this lavish volume features over 200 illustrations and offers impeccable scholarship on the work of an influential visionary of Victorian design.

'Michael Hall and Yale have combined to give him (Bodley) the magnificent tombstone tomb he deserves, academically disciplined, enthusiastically argued, flatteringly illustrated, merrily readable about his life as well as his art, his many pupils and assistants the subject of a useful appendix... I suspect this is a great book; it is certainly the surprise of the year.'--Brian Sewell, Evening Standard.

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RRP is £50, however, you can buy the book from us for just £42 plus postage and packaging. 

Pages: 352

Dimensions: 22.61 x 4.06 x 28.7 cm

ISBN: 978-0300208023

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