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George Walton:
Designer and Architect

Karen Moon

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The authoritative study of a designer and architect of outstanding diversity, individuality and sophistication, too long overshadowed by his famous contemporary Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Born into the thick of Glasgow's artistic avant garde, Walton was influenced by both Whistler and William Morris when he established his own decorating company in 1888. He designed in almost every area of decorative art, specialising in harmoniously integrated interiors which were internationally admired. He was a pioneer of the distinctive 'Glasgow Style'.

Moving to London in 1897 Walton won acclaim as a designer of photographic exhibitions and shops for the new Kodak company. He then turned architect, and built some remarkable houses ­ and a stunning houseboat.


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FROM THE REVIEWS
'a first, finely researched biography' (The Times
)
'excellent' (Spectator
)
'definitive' (Country Life
)
'This excellent volume covers authoritatively the life and varied work of Walton ­ his interiors, buildings, designs for furniture, textiles and carpets, glass, cutlery etc. this is an essential book for all interested in the decorative arts at the turn of the century.' (Decorative Arts Society Newsletter
)
'an admirable job a beautiful, well-illustrated volume As shedding yet more light on the 1880-1914 period, the book is immensely welcome.' (Books in Scotland
)

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THE AUTHOR
Karen Moon trained in design at Birmingham Polytechnic and worked for the BBC before studying architectural and design history at the Open University and the Royal College of Art. She has worked on a freelance basis for various museums.


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BIBLIOGRAPHIC DETAILS
ISBN 1 873487 01 0 hardback £32 Special offer click here

ISBN 1 873487 02 9 paperback £19.95
200 pp., 280 x 210 mm., 33 col. and 200 b&w ill., bibliog., index
Published in 1993
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