Sir Ernest George (1839-1922) was one of England's greatest architects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He specialised in domestic work and was responsible for beautiful and imaginative houses in both town and country, and with his three successive partners he carried out over 200 works both in Britain and abroad. He was also a watercolourist of considerable stature whose work in the medium was acclaimed in his own time. This richly illustrated book is the first study of the man and his work, and will establish him as one of the major names in his profession. His life and career is fully documented, the buildings described, and a full catalogue of works provided. A special feature is a study of pupils and assistants who passed through George's office, including several who went on to be fame and success - Edwin Lutyens, Guy Dawber, J.J. Joass, R. Weir Schultz - and also the first woman to become a member of the RIBA, Ethel Mary Charles.
Hilary Grainger is a dean at the London College of Fashion and is the recognised expert of George and his architecture. She is also a leading authority on the architecture of cremation, and is the chair of the Victorian Society.
|Type of Research:||Book|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||English architects, 20th century, Sir Ernest George (1839-1922)|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Date:||14 April 2011|
|Funders:||Paul Mellon Foundation, The London Cremation Company plc, The London College of Fashion, Laurence Kinney, Hilary J. Grainger|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 14:25|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2014 16:50|