Quinlan & Francis Terry Architects
The Practice of Classical Architecture: The Architecture of Quinlan and Francis Terry, 2005-2015

The Practice of Classical Architecture: The Architecture of Quinlan and Francis Terry, 2005-2015

David Watkin

A thought-provoking architectural monograph on one of the most renowned and original classicist practices today. Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects is a British firm that specializes in new Classical architecture. Their work is a delightful expression-in plaster and marble, in brick and wood, in stone-of exuberant timelessness, where fluted columns rise beside doorways to explode in Corinthian capitals of exquisite craftsmanship and structural integrity. Throughout the work, attention to detail, to craftsmanship, and to reasoned proportions is apparent. Quinlan Terry is at home in every traditional style, from Classical Greek and Roman to the many forms of Gothic and Renaissance. Terry's son and partner, Francis, is recognized as a brilliant talent in his own right and is as highly regarded for his thoughtful design as for his breath taking architectural drawings. Together, the duo are at the heart of a resurgent interest in an architecture and design that is both liveable and inspiring. This book features the firm's work from 2005 to 2015, and includes Kilboy, a country house in County Tipperary, Ireland; Kingsham Farm in Sussex, England; and ongoing work, such as Locuston Estate in Kentucky. It also showcases more than forty master drawings by Francis Terry, renderings that are at once beautiful and expressive of one of the highest aims of architecture-they elevate the soul-much like the houses and spaces built by this extraordinary firm.

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Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry

Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry

David Watkin

Quinlan Terry is the single most distinguished and prolific architect at work in the Classical tradition in either Britain or the United States of America. He has attempted more completely than any other architect in Britain to pull the rug from beneath the false certainties of Modernism. At the same time, he is both modern and radical. As he rightly claims, "No one has the monopoly of the word ‘Modern,’ " but why should we also call him radical? The answer is that Modernism, itself once a radical movement , is now a stale and tired orthodoxy that denies the human demand for poetry, beauty, order, harmony, tradition and reason. To overthrow it and reinstate Classical architecture as eternally new, beautiful, stable, and sane has been about the most radical and challenging ambition any architect in the second half of the twentieth century could have had.

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