George Edmund Street by Geoff Brandwood


Pre-publication offer £30.00 The latest book in the The Victorian Society’s Architects Series. This is the first monograph of George Edmund Street. The prolific High Victorian architect of churches and other buildings, the best known of which is the Royal Courts of Justice (the Law Courts).

He was renowned for always completing all his own drawings personally, to the frustration of his pupils and assistants, including Philip Webb and Norman Shaw, who successively became his chief assistant before branching out on their own. Geoff Brandwood, who died suddenly in November 2021, was the author of monographs on Sharpe, Paley & Austin and on Temple Moore. He was a former chairman of the The Victorian Society. Co-author Peter Howell is Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London and a former chairman of the The Victorian Society. The late Peter Taylor, co-author, was a researcher and photographer of architectural history as well as a member of the The Victorian Society.

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