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    DescriptionOne of England's greatest Victorian architectural practices was based, not in London, but in the relatively quiet town of Lancaster. For just over a century the leading practice in the area was that of Sharpe, Paley and Austin. It was founded, just at the start of the Victorian Gothic Revival, by the remarkable, multi-talented Edmund Sharpe - architect, engineer, businessman, politician and winner of the Royal Institute of British Architect's Royal Gold Medal for his work in architectural history. E G Paley developed the practice and took on in 1867 the man who elevated it to greatness - Hubert Austin, described as an architect of genius by Pevsner. The firm established a national reputation, especially for its many fine churches, ranging from great urban masterpieces to delightful country ones, which are imbued with the spirit of the Arts & Crafts movement. The practice was extraordinarily prolific and took on commissions for almost every imaginable building type - country houses, railways, schools, factories, an asylum and commercial premises in addition to the churches. The book explores with the aid of Austin's great-grandson, not only the firm's buildings but also a fascinating web of family and professional interconnections which provide the backdrop to the story. It is richly illustrated, including family photographs never previously published. This treatment will appeal to architectural historians, students of the architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras and social historians.


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    Title
    The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Brandwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 219 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,479 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848020498
    ISBN 10: 184802049X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006000, ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JH
    DC23: 720.92242769
    Thema V1.0: AMX
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    330
    Publisher
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Imprint name
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Publication date
    30 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Geoff Brandwood is an architectural historian and a Former Chairman of the Victorian Society.
    Review quote
    'An impressive selection of archival collections and inclusion of little-known historic material testify to the principal author's dedication, patience and research acumen' -- Ayla Lepine 'This long-awaited exposition is the most comprehensive account of Paley & Austin to date, and will remain the standard work of reference for many decades. It is a complex story, eloquently unravelled' -- Julian Litten 'Published by English Heritage, the book's thoroughness and detail make it a remarkable account of how one firm and its principals influenced the architectural landscape of the North West, giving an interesting insight into Victorian history and legacy.' -- Sian Peters This is the first serious account of one of the greatest of all Northern architectural practices. Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter, Autumn 2012