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Davison, T. Raffles (ed)

The arts connected with building. Lectures on craftsmanship and design delivered at Carpenters Hall London Wall for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters by R.W. Schultz, C.F.A. Voysey, E. Guy Dawber, Laurence A. Turner, F.W. Troup, A. Romney Green, M.H. Baillie Scott, Chas. Spooner & J. Starkie Gardner.

London, B.T. Batsford 1909.

Reference: 15173
Price: £22 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. xiii + (3) + 224pp, 98 photo and other ills, (2)pp publisher’s adverts. Publisher’s decorative cloth, a little defective at head and foot of spine. No front free endpaper, but otherwise in respectable internal condition.

The most significant of these lectures, carrying forward the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement into the early twentieth century, are those by Robert Weir Schultz (three lectures on “Reason in Building”), Voysey (two lectures on “Ideas in Things”), and Baillie Scott (a lecture on “Ideals in Building, False and True”). Voysey’s second lecture offers some particularly striking images (“the sitting and dining rooms may be likened to human heads. The door is the mouth … the windows are the eyes … and the fireplace is the heart of the room, or the countenance of the whole face”).