Record number 06/4517
Author Burges, William, A.R.A., 1827 - 1881
TitleArchitectural Drawings. By W. Burges, Architect.
ImprintLondon:: Printed By William Clowes And Sons, Stamford Street And Charing Cross. -, 1870.
Physical Description[6], 29, [1] p., 75 pl.; 560 mm. (Folio.)
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - List Of Subscribers - Introduction - [Text, incl. descr. of pl.] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe work includes a few plans and sections (e.g. of Beauvais cathedral), but is mainly concerned with architectural details, furniture and costume. Some examples are taken from British or Italian buildings, but most come from French buildings of the thirteenth century, which Burges considered the best models for Gothic Revival architecture.
Responsibility NoteMost plates carry the initials of the draughtsmen ('F.W. & W.B.', 'W.B.', 'W.B. & J.S.C.', 'G.A. & W.B.', 'W.B. & W.S.B.' or 'G.A.'), lithographers ('W.S.B.', 'E.I.T.', 'W.H.O.S.' or 'H.W.L.') and the names of the lithographic printers, Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor. In his Introduction Burges acknowledges the assistance of Swinden Barber, Saunders, Tarver, Lonsdale, G. Aitchison and F.W. Warren.
SubjectArchitecture - Architecture details - Furniture - France - Great Britain - History - 13th century - Gothic
Art history - Architectural drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesJ. Cooper, Victorian and Edwardian furniture and interiors (1987); The strange genius of William Burges Art-Architect 1827-1881, ed. J.M. Crook [exhibition catalogue] (1981); J.M. Crook, William Burges and the high Victorian dream (1981).
Binding Note19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Architectural Drawings | William Burges.'
ProvenanceBequeathed from the Library of Sir Edwin Cooper, RA, 1961.
Contributors Burges, William, A.R.A., 1827 - 1881, draughtsman
Cooper, Edwin, R.A., 1874 - 1942, previous owner
Tarver, Edward John, 1841 - 1891, lithographer
Aitchison, George, R.A., 1825 - 1910, draughtsman
William Clowes and Sons. printer
Maclure, Macdonald and Macgregor. lithographic printer
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