Architect: Charles Barry

Charles Barry: Good and Bad Manners in Architecture

Charles Barry: Good and Bad Manners in Architecture

By David Blissett

Architectural manners are […] known by a quality which money cannot buy, and which can le­nd distinction not only to the greatest building but to the smallest. T. A. Edwards, Good and Bad Manners in Architecture, 1924, Preface, vi. There is often an elegance in architectural simplicity that goes unrecognised… Read More

Alternative Histories: Knapkiewicz & Fickert on Charles Barry

Alternative Histories: Knapkiewicz & Fickert on Charles Barry

By Kaschka Knapkiewicz and Axel Fickert

Even though we live in a different culture and the world has changed, our rites and experiences have evolved. The incredible might and strength of these spaces touches us deeply. It is a splendid sequence of spaces that leads to the inner sanctuary of the temple of Amon. A sequence… Read More

Charles Barry: Travel Sketching

Charles Barry: Travel Sketching

By Rachel Blissett

Barry made this drawing at the invitation of David Baillie, an English gentleman of means who was travelling on board HMS Satellite. As Barry recorded in his journal: ‘went on board every afternoon to make a view of the town where I met with the greatest attention and kindness’. The… Read More