Ignatius Bonomi of Durham, Architect

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City of Durham Trust, 1987 - Architects - 102 pages
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Crosby's book is an intersting source of material about the main facts and works of Ignatius Bonomi. The list the author gives is extensive but incomplete. The book is not helped by its many clerical errors. Its chronology is all over the place and fails to work ot Bonomi's essentail character as a man. His work patterns. hespecially his fulfilling of many commissions for friends acquaintances and offical patrons are not explored to any depth. They need to be set against the geography and social background (mainly middle class and aristocratic) of the day. added to those from Durham County Council, London Lead Company and the Churches, both C/E and RC. He worked after all from more or less pre-Industrial revolution days ,i.e. from 1810 effectively until c 1850 when industrialisation of the north east of England was developing apace. His life as a jobbing architect is still visible in many place, locally. This book helps the reader to start seeing them .  

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
MAINLY PROFESSIONAL
32
TAILPIECE MR BONOMI AND MASTER LAMBTON
98
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