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Shaw, Richard Norman & Jackson, T.G. (eds.)

Architecture a profession or an art. Thirteen short essays on the qualifications and training of architects.

London, John Murray 1892.

Reference: 13471
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8vo. xxxv + (1) + 244pp. Publisher’s cloth, neatly rebacked using original spine, and a little bumped at outer corners. Original paper spine label (browned), top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed.

A volume of hard-hitting essays by some of the most distinguished members of the architectural profession in Britain, opposing proposed legislation to make it necessary for all practising architects to be officially registered. Contributors other than the editors include Micklethwaite, Reginald Blomfield, Bodley, Ernest Newton, E.S. Prior, Basil Champneys and Lethaby, all of whom denounce from differing points of view but with equal fervour, the notion of architects having to be registered and the role of the RIBA in the controversy. Neatly printed for its publishers by the Oxford University printer.