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Good survey with lots of period quotations,
This review is from: Style and Society: Architectural Ideology in Britain, 1835-1914 (Hardcover)As it says on the cover, this book focuses on the intellectual foundations of the architectural trends which have developed across the Victorian-Edwardian era in Britain.
Along eight successive chapters, Macleod analyses the cultural references and the articulations between the thoughts of important characters such as A.W.N. Pugin, William Morris, W.R. Lethaby, John Burnet, John Belcher.
The table of contents reads as follows:
1. The Gothic Revival, 9
2. 'Queen Anne,' 27
3. William Morris and Philip Webb, 40
4. W.R. Lethaby, 55
5. Rampant Eclecticism, 68
6. Education and resurgent classicism, 84
7. The Moderns, 106
8. Professionalism, 123
There is a generous insert of black and white illustrations in the middle of the binding, which are very well referenced along the flow of the writing, intensively interspersed with quotations of original publications, mostly about architectural theory and practice.