We're delighted that Timothy Brittain-Catlin's The Edwardians and their Houses: The New Life of Old England, has been shortlisted for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2021.
The Berger Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding book, exhibition, or exhibition catalogue (in any language) on the subject of British art history appearing during the preceding calendar year (January–December). We look forward to finding out in November who the winner is!!
Meanwhile, Timothy will be speaking about his book at the Canterbury Festival on Friday 29 October, 5.45pm
At the start of last century, some of the finest houses built in England were created by architects who valued design quality over age. They designed buildings which freely mixed old and new fabric, and paid especial attention to the junctions between the two. Drawing examples from Kent and further afield, this talk looks at the unusual way in which Edwardian architects looked at and worked with historical buildings.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the festival's website here.
Order your copy of this book here.
The garden front of Rhinefield House, near Brockenhurst, Hampshire, by Romaine-Walker & Tanner, 1888-90, taken from The Edwardians and their Houses.
This was the first of Romaine-Walker’s new large houses, and it displays both the legacy of his apprentice shop under G.E.Street and his theatrical panache.