(Wight) Landau, Sarah Bradford
P.B. Wight: architect, contractor, and critic, 1838-1925.
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago 1981.
Price: £12 [convert currency]
4to. 108pp, inc 8 colour photo plates and numerous photo text ills. Publisher’s pictorial printed wrappers. Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplate.
Catalogue for the exhibition of the work of Peter Bonnett Wight held at the Burnham Library of Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago (and other locations) in 1981. Wight was a follower of Ruskin and Owen Jones, adapting the polychromy of English High Victorian Gothic, as well as the mediæval Gothic of other European countries, to American towns and cities. The catalogue gives a good illustrated introduction to the work of this largely overlooked American architect.