The principles of architectural composition. With a foreword by Robert Atkinson.
Cheam, The Architectural Press 1942.
8vo. xx + 166pp, 163 ills. Publisher’s boards, cloth spine. Brian Housden’s copy, with his ownership inscription, December 1949.
A widely read architectural text book, cast aside by architectural students in the rush to modernism after the 1939-1945 war, but not without merit when viewed in the context of 1924 when it was originally published (it was to be reissued in 1931 and again in 1942). Its author, Sir Howard Robertson (1888-1963), was the dominant figure among the Architectural Association’s teaching staff in the interwar period, and went on to be President both of the AA and of the RIBA.