Edwin Rickards by Timothy Brittain-Catlin


This is the first book devoted to the life and work of the most exuberant, preternaturally confident, and stylish of Edwardian architects. Rickards’ buildings were described by John Summerson, a leading British architectural historian, to effervesce like fine champagne.

Profusely illustrated throughout with stunning new photography by Robin Forster, and by Rickards’ own sketches and drawings, this book portrays his meteoric rise that ended with his early death and his close friendship with the novelist Arnold Bennett who described him, along with H.G Wells, as one of “the two most interesting, provocative, and stimulating men I have yet encountered”.

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