Newton, William Godfrey
Prelude to architecture.
London, The Architectural Press 1925.
8vo. xi+(1)+59+(1)pp, inc. frontis. Publisher’s cloth, slightly worn and chipped. Book label of Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. No subsequent ownership inscription but Sir Howard Colvin’s copy.
An attempt to deconstruct the meanings of terms commonly used in architecture, by the son of the architect Ernest Newton (President of the RIBA 1914-1917). William Godfrey Newton was born into the architectural world and remained part of its élite (he wrote a short history of the cliquey Foreign Architectural Book Society – intended only for circulation amongst its members – five years later).