Weaver, Sir Lawrence
Tradition and modernity in plasterwork.
London, G.Jackson & Sons Ltd 1928.
4to. 63 + (1)pp, photo frontispiece, many photo ills in text. Publisher’s boards, imitation vellum spine, with gilt stamped portrait of George Jackson on upper cover.
A volume celebrating the contribution to the history and technical development of plasterwork made by the George Jackson firm since the end of the eighteenth century. This firm, based in Rathbone Place, London, for most of its history, were responsible for much of the interior plasterwork in major architect-designed buildings down to the 1920s and beyond, and their skill in handling fibrous plaster made them the plasterers of choice for public buildings and offices in London in the inter-war period. The volume’s photo illustrations document some forty recent commissions of theirs for buildings designed by Lutyens, Herbert Baker, Robert Atkinson, Richardson & Gill, and so on.