9780714837123

Voysey, C.F.A.

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714837123

  • ISBN10:

    0714837121

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-09-26
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
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Summary

This text examines the life and work of British architect C.F.A. Voysey.oysey was one of the most successful and renowned British architects fromhe 1890s until the outbreak of World War I. His white-rendered houses withtone window dressings and sweeping green slate roofs combined clarity andimplicity with a sensual appreciation of natural materials. Voysey's beliefhat the house should embody "Quietness in a storm, economy of upkeep,vidence of protection, harmony with surroundings, absence of dark passages"laced him at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement, while the elongatedimplicity of his furniture together with the fluid, undulating curves of hisecorative design made him a formative influence on Mackintosh, Van de Veldend the Art Nouveau style.;Voysey's conviction that no detail of a house wasoo small to deserve the attention of its architect led him to designverything from the plan of the garden to the handles on the kitchen dresser.is reputation spread across Europe and America and in the 1930s Johnetjeman, Pevsner and others revived his reputation in Britain as a precursor

Author Biography

Wendy Hitchmough is a historian specializing in architecture of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6(2)
Foundations: Childhood and Formative Influences
8(6)
Education: Dulwich College and Architectural Training
14(10)
An Independent Practice, Imaginary Clients & Wallpaper Designs
24(8)
The First Houses: Building a Reputation
32(18)
Hans Road
46(2)
Walnut Tree Farm
48(2)
Head, Hand & Heart
50(14)
`The Ideal of a Modest Country House'
64(16)
Perrycroft
76(4)
Ambitious Houses and Elements of Grandeur
80(34)
Norney
100(6)
New Place
106(4)
Broadleys
110(4)
The Modern Country Cottage
114(26)
Moorcrag
132(4)
The Orchard
136(4)
Versatility: Artist, Architect & Designer
140(30)
Hollybank
160(4)
Holly Mount
164(2)
The Homestead
166(4)
Architectural Range
170(20)
The Pastures
186(4)
Interiors and Extensions
190(10)
Late Works and Lectures
200(16)
Littleholme
212(2)
Lodge Style
214(2)
An International Reputation
216(8)
Notes 224(5)
Addresses of Offices 229(1)
List of Works 230(5)
Bibliography 235(2)
Index 237

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