Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Red House

Just back from a weekend in London with Rullsenberg.

Visited William Morris's Red House at Bexley Heath. Discovered that much of the refurb and reinstantiation of the original Arts and Crafts features from the 1950's onward was done by Ted and Doris Hollamby. Admirably done.

According to his obit in the Gruaniad Ted Hollamby also oversaw "refurbishment of the exterior of the bombed-out church of St George's-in-the-East, a gloriously eccentric work by England's greatest architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor."

One big stain on his career, was the plan for the desolation that is Thamesmead. So the film A Clockwork Orange is connected to William Morris. Nice.

1 comment:

Imposs1904 said...

I always want to kick a tramp after failing to finish News From Nowhere for the 15th time.