Red House: Bexleyheath 1859, architect, Philip Webb
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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19th century Abbey Wood Station architect Aymer Vallance bedroom Bexleyheath building of Red built Burne-Jones's ceiling Charles Faulkner Charlotte Wood Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dantis Amor decorating and furnishing decorating Red House description of Red designed by Webb detail door drawing room Edward Burne-Jones England entrance expression externally Faulkner Firm floor plan flower friends furnishing and decoration furniture George Edmund Street glass Gothic Gothic revival internal Jane Burden Journal of William Kent Lethaby wrote London main stair Morris and Webb Morris called Morris's studio Newel Post Nicholaus Pevsner Niebelungenlied orchard Oxford painted by Morris Palace of Art panels Philip Webb Pilgrim's Rest pointed arch Pre-Raphaelite Red House today Red Lion Square roof Salutation of Beatrice segmental arch Sir Hugh Casson staircase tower studio at Red Tate Gallery tiles Victorian Architecture wall paintings Webb and Morris Webb designs Webb's William and Jane William Moms William Morris Society