John Wood: Architect of Obsession :: Tim Mowl & Brian Earnshaw

John Wood: Architect of Obsession :: Tim Mowl & Brian Earnshaw soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Bath: Millstream Books, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Floor plans; Timeline; Black & white photographs; Maps; List of sources; Frontispiece; Appendices (3);

From the cover: John Wood has been sidetracked from the mainstream of architectural studies for just one reason. The most successful town-planner of English 18th century architects was ferociously eccentric. Most great architects cultivate the image of a well-balanced professional. Wood, in contrast, rode wildly through the night to mourn over the corpse of a lady lodger who had hung herself with a silk scarf in his front parlour. While reshaping an entire Welsh cathedral to the dimensions of Solomons Temple, he prised open the tomb of a Celtic saint to gaze wonderingly on the mouldering remains.

A fervent Freemason, he revived certain mystical …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¾” x 8½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Architecture catalogue?


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