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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 26 July 2010
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This review is from: Richard Norman Shaw (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (Hardcover)
This book is a revised edition of a study on the English architect published in the 1970s.

It is very comprehensive, extremely well documented and roundly written, and greatly illustrated with period documents, photographs, floor plans, drawings, and modern colour photographs.

Introduction: Reflections on a Reputation, 1
1. Appreticeship. Dedication and pupillage - travels - street's office - first designs, 13
2. South and North. Origins of Old English - Nesfield and Shaw - Yorkshire - Cragside, 35
3. The Country House. Outside - inside - four houses, 95
4. The Pattern of practice. Queen Anne - The RA drawings - The customers - The painters' houses - Builders - Concrete - Furniture - Homes and health - The office, 151
5. Turning point. Illness - Albert Hall mansions - Bedford Park - Flete - Crisis, 213
6. The Town House and the Path to Classicism. The London House - Commerce and reconstruction in the 1880s - 'The Homes and its dwelling rooms' - Two Commissions, 243
7. The Church. Framework - Fittings - All Saints' Leek, 299
8. The 1890s. Eminence - RA or RIBA? - Shaw and the Arts and Crafts Movement - Home and Habits - Jobs of the 1890s, 339
9. Improving the Cities. London - Liverpool - The Quadrant - The Quietus, 371
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughbred, 6 Jan 2011
This review is from: Richard Norman Shaw (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (Hardcover)
Detailed, readable with beautiful photographs this monograph is updated from the 1976 original. As Shaw's reputation waxes and wanes Saint shows how the architect's designs became widely disseminated, and copied, from his RA sketches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Norman Shaw, 20 Mar 2013
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A really thoughtful and informative account of one of the UK's great architects. Clearly written with useful souurce listings. Excellent!
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