Alexander 'Greek' Thomson by Gavin Stamp & Philip Sayer
4to. pp. 184. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. dw. London: Laurence King Publishers, 1999.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 1856691616 / ISBN-13: 9781856691611
Alexander "Greek" Thomson (1817-75) who lived and worked in Glasgow and was in practice there from 1849 produced a distintive modern architecture based on a fundamentalist classicism that earned him the nickname "Greek". This book offers a visual guide to Thomson's work, featuring both archive photographs of buildings now demolished, drawings and Phil Sayer's specially commissioned photographs of extant works. An introductory biographical essay is followed by sections focusing on each of the main building types - churches, commercial buildings, terraces and tenemants, and villas - each introduced by a short essay. Thomson's decorative designs and furniture are also discussed.