W. F. Pocock: Designs for Churches & Chapels [Hardback]

W. F. Pocock(Author); Christopher Webster(Author)

ISBN: 9781904965299 | Published by: Spire Books | Year of Publication: 2010 | Language: English 120p, 64 b/w illus
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W. F. Pocock


This beautifully presented volume is a faithful reproduction of W. F. Pocock's book of 1819 and a major landmark in the publication of architectural facsimiles. It is probably the most important Georgian pattern book not hitherto reprinted. This remarkable work is of fundamental importance in understanding the dynamic story of church and chapel building in the period after Waterloo, and was the only book ever produced on this subject before 1836. The 44 model designs were enthusiastically copied, especially by Nonconformists, and the letterpress provided sound, practical suggestions for those contemplating building. It also had enormous influence in North America where countless buildings can be traced back to Pocock's manual, a compelling chapter in the story of transatlantic architectural history. The original work of 87 pages is accompanied by a scholarly, well-illustrated introduction by Christopher Webster, the leading expert on churches of this period, who sets the book in its wider context.

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