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Thomas Jeckyll: Architect and Designer, 1827-1881
     

Thomas Jeckyll: Architect and Designer, 1827-1881

by Susan Weber Soros, Catherine Arbuthnott
 
Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881) ranks among the least understood and most tragic Aesthetic Movement figures in England. This abundantly illustrated book explores his innovative and brilliant designs in architecture, furniture, metalwork, and interiors and restores him to his deserved place among the architect/designers of his time. The book is the definitive study of

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Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881) ranks among the least understood and most tragic Aesthetic Movement figures in England. This abundantly illustrated book explores his innovative and brilliant designs in architecture, furniture, metalwork, and interiors and restores him to his deserved place among the architect/designers of his time. The book is the definitive study of Jeckyll's life and work, and it presents his notable buildings and diverse examples of his decorative arts. Susan Weber Soros and Catherine Arbuthnott examine Jeckyll's most important architectural commissions, among them the extravagant five-story Cambridge town house, Rance's Folly. They also discuss the interiors he designed-some of the most innovative and evocative Aesthetic Movement rooms of his time-as well as the remarkable furniture and metalwork designs for which he is best-known today, including the "Four Seasons Gates" that were exhibited in Paris and Vienna.

Author Biography: Susan Weber Soros is founder and director and Catherine Arbuthnott is consulting curator of exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.

This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition devoted to the work of Thomas Jeckyll. The exhibition will be open at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from July 17 through October 19, 2003. Published in association with the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture

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The New York Times
The latest of Soros's admirable rediscoveries is the British architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll, subject of a retrospective at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery earlier this year. Starting out in the Gothic Revival style like his older contemporary A. W. N. Pugin (given a Bard show in 1996), Jeckyll set sail for the wilder shores of the Aesthetic Movement, that improbable Victorian amalgam of Far Eastern, medieval and Queen Anne influences. — Martin Filler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099225
Publisher:
Bard Center
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

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