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Richardson, A.E.

An introduction to Georgian architecture.
London, Art and Technics 1949.
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Large 8vo. 256pp, incl 118pp of photo ills, also text ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper chipped at head and foot of spine and at outer corners). Brian Housden’s copy, with his ownership inscription dated January 1950.
A broad-brush survey of Georgian architecture, characteristic of its author in its enthusiasm for all aspects of the period. The photo illustrations include views of Amwell House, near Ware, Hertfordshire, the house designed for himself by the architect Robert Mylne, identifying the house as still being the property of a Miss Mylne at the time of the book’s publication, and it has occurred to this cataloguer that the great archive of Mylne drawings which passed into Sir Albert Richardson’s possession at some point in the first half of the twentieth century, with no obvious clue to their provenance, may simply have been acquired privately by Richardson from this Miss Mylne.

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