C.F.A. Voysey: An Architect of Individuality (Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 1979) is Duncan Simpson’s biography of the English architect and his architectural legacy. Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941) was an English architect and furniture designer especially known for his unique house designs in the interesting transition period from the late 19th-century to the 1910s.. The book presents his life and career and the development of his architectural thinking.
Into this stuffy atmosphere blew a breath of fresh air (…) It is difficult for us today to appreciate the extent to which Voysey was a revolutionary, for we are surrounded by the indirect descendants of his small houses, debased almost beyond recognition but yet representing, however, inadequately, a way of living infinitely more humane than the way he helped to break away from.
– Excerpt from J.M. Richards’ obituary notice on Voysey’s death. In: Duncan Simpson, C.F.A. Voysey: An Architect of Individuality (Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 1979), p.18
The text is in English. The book has been richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and some architectural drawings of Voysey houses.
The copy in our stock is in good condition. There is some toning on the edges of the pages, but they are clean. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show some shelf wear and the printing is somewhat faded.