Goring on Thames Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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28 June 2017The Good Life - Gimson and the Barnsleys - Inventing the Cotswold Style - pre-lecture information
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The Good Life - Gimson and the Barnsleys - Inventing the Cotswold Style - pre-lecture information
Anne Anderson
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Inspired by a meeting with William Morris, these three architects/craftsmen studied with London-based architects, acquiring an interest in crafts and materials and becoming devotees of Philip Webb, the architect of Morris's The Red House, who promoted the use of local materials and techniques.  They all settled in the Cotswolds, setting up workshops and establishing a 'Cotswold Style'.  Gimson was the architect of Rodmarton Manor and the library of Bedales School, considered to be his masterpiece.  His beautifully crafted furniture undoubtedly inspired Viscount Linley, the English bespoke furniture designer.