Architects and Architecture page
Early architects cluster on the Albert Memorial.
This site has several potted biographies of several architects, which have been brought together as links from this page.
I would emphasise that I have no particular archictectural knowledge, and the biographies, which aim to supplement
the descriptions of architectural sculpture which are of more interest to these pages, draw heavily on
standard late 19th Century sources, including especially Samuel Redgrave's texts. The various buildings described on these pages, not directly
linked to from here, include personal views, but on the use of decoration and sculpture rather than anything structural. The picture above, by the way, shows the
earlier architects in the Parnassus on the Albert Memorial, by the sculptor J. Birnie Philip.
Links to biographies of architects on this site:
- Burlington House, London (portrait statues)
- Cardiff's Queen's Building (medical portraits, animals and plants)
- Electra House, London (ornamental sculpture, allegorical figures)
- Bradford City Hall (kings and queens)
- Bristol, Corn Street Lloyds Bank (allegorical figures)
- Leeds, Park Row no. 26 (glazed tile allegorical figures, ornament)
- Liverpool, Adelphi building (allegorical figures, ornament)
- Liverpool, British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co Building (mosaic, ornament)
- Manchester Coroner's Court and Fire Station (terra cotta allegorical figures)
- Manchester Free Trade Hall (allegorical figures, floral decoration)
- Northampton Guildhall (statues, floral and figural decoration)
- Passmore Edwards Museum and Technical Institute, Stratford, London (allegorical figure sculpture)
- Sidney Street Estate, Euston, London (sculpture for a housing estate)
Elements of Architectural sculpture:
If you want allegorical statues representing Architecture, then go to this page in the Allegorical Alphabet.
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