The Art of Building a Home: A Collection of Lectures and Illustrations
London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1901
2nd edition. vi+ 133pp plus 68 b/w plates. Gilt decorated green cloth, slightly worn along spine and fore edge, but generally vg. Some discolouration to end papers but internally bright and clean. A collection of eight lectures on building and aesthetics, the role of art in constructing a home, on furniture and on designing small houses and cottages. Lovely Arts and Crafts style book production. The book provides insights into both the external and interior designs of their projects including houses at New Earswick and Hampstead Garden Suburb. The two authors were half cousins and are acclaimed as both pioneers of the Garden City Movement and Town Planning in general.