Red House: Bexleyheath 1859, architect, Philip Webb

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Architecture Design and Technology Press, 1991 - Architecture - 60 pages
The house documented here was designed for William Morris, the founder of theritish Arts and Crafts movement, and its design was heavily influenced byim. It was designed by his architect friend Philip Webb in 1858 and is onef the earliest architectural expressions of the Arts and Crafts ideal.;Whilepparently unnoticed at the time of its construction, it nevertheless haduch symbolic power that it later came to be seen as the herald of a new agef honest, truthful and democratic architecture.;The book incorporates aetailed illustrated essay depicting how William Morris built the house andescribing its particular features.;It also contains large reproductions ofhilip Webb's original drawings, a comprehensive set of current measuredrawings of the house and a portfolio of 24 outsize photographs conveyinghat it is actually like to walk around, and through, Red House.;The authoras lived in the house since 1952 and has been restoring it to its originalondition.;It is intended equally for scholars and historians, practisingrchitects and architectural students and lay enthusiasts.;The book is part

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