Baillie Scott : The Artistic House (Paperback)

Author: Haigh, Diane

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Baillie Scott the Artistic House by Diane Haigh Baillie Scott’ s long career spanned the years from 1892 to 1939 — several ages in architecture. He may be considered a third-generation Arts and Crafts architect, who joined the movement after it had become well established and took its ideas to everyman. He invented a new type of small house by opening up the plan around a spacious house-place or hall and extending the interior into the garden. These airy little houses, with their intimate alcoves and sunny verandahs, captured William Morris’ s vision: ‘ Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement: a sanded floor and whitewashed walls, and the green trees, and flowery meads … will turn all " operatives" into workmen, into artists, into men.’ It is clear that Baillie Scott made a significant contribution to twentieth-century architecture. The main themes of his agenda — the development of alternative small houses for the average householder, open and spacious planning, continuity of internal and external space, exploration of the rich textures of materials — are as important today as they were in early years of the century. The work of Baillie Scott effectively ensured an important and enduring relevance for Morris’ s legacy. This book includes many newly commissioned photographs of Baillie Scott’ s houses, as well as original drawings and new research. By looking again at his writing and revisiting his buildings — some previously unknown — it makes available the work of an important architect of the Arts and Crafts movement. It reveals for the first time the beauty of BaillieScott’ s architectural works and the fascinating breadth of his theory and practice.


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9781854904324
SKU 211076333
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1854904329
Release Date 5/1/2009
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