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Personal and Professional Recollections
With an Introduction by John William Burgon


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064545

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  • One of the leading exponents of the nineteenth century's Gothic Revival, the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–78) most famously designed the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens and the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras. In the design and restoration of churches and cathedrals, his work was distinguished by its care, skill and sheer volume: most medieval cathedrals in England and Wales, including Westminster Abbey, benefited from Scott's expertise in some form. Written between 1864 and his death, then edited by his son and fellow architect George Gilbert Scott (1839–97), this 1879 autobiography was among the first of its kind, recording the background, career and opinions of a prolific professional architect. Moreover, the work includes a defence of Scott's principles against what he saw as the 'anti-restoration movement', led by John Ruskin and others. Altogether, these lucid memoirs confirm Scott's place at the centre of Victorian design.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064545
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Birth and parentage
    2. Gawcott church
    3. The Gothic Revival in 1844
    4. Treatise on domestic architecture
    5. The Gothic Revival (1845–64)
    6. Death of his mother
    7. The Prince Consort memorial
    8. Is knighted
    9. The anti-restoration movement

  • Author

    George Gilbert Scott

    Introduction by

    John William Burgon


    G. Gilbert Scott

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