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Watson, Walter Crum

Portuguese architecture.

Portuguese architecture.

London, Archibald Constable and Company Limited 1908.

Reference: 15265
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 8vo. xvii + (1) + 280pp, 101 photo ills on plates, also ground plans in text. Publisher’s cloth, a little rubbed at spine. John Bury’s copy, with his booklabel.

A substantial general account of Portuguese architecture up to the beginning of the seventeenth century, with a few pages only on later buildings. It was the only early twentieth-century English-language book on the subject published anywhere, and reflects credit on its author, the Edinburgh-based architect Walter Crum Watson LRIBA (1870-1934). Watson had been a pupil in the architectural offices of Alfred Waterhouse and Aston Webb, before setting up his own architectural practice.