Cornford, L. Cope
The designers of our buildings. With a foreword by William J. Locke.
London, R.I.B.A. 1921.
8vo. 85+(1)pp, photogravure portrait frontispiece, (8) photogravure portrait plates. Publisher’s quarter cloth, original printed paper spine label. Early twentieth century pictorial bookplate of the art critic M.H.Spielmann FSA.
Although featuring photogravure portraits of great architects of the past, the emphasis of this book is on the mechanisms of architectural training, consultation, organisation and competition in Britain, focusing particularly on the rôle of the Royal Institute of British Architects, who had commissioned the book.