Philip Webb (1831-1915)

 

"In 1859, Morris asked Philip Webb (1831-1915), his friend and colleague in Street's studio, to design a house for him and his wife. It was built in a spirit contrary to that of the past century. As in his decorative designs, Morris refused any connection with Italy and the Baroque and aimed at something akin to the style of the Late Middle Ages. Webb applied certain Gothic details such as pointed arches and high-pitched roofs;
he also adopted the irregularity of the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century domestic and especially monastic architecture, but he never copied.

Red House as a whole is a building of surprisingly independent character, solid and spacious looking and yet not in the least pretentious. This is perhaps the most important feature. The architect does not imitate palaces.

He shows the red brick of the fašades without covering it with plaster as Neo-Classical rules prescribed, and takes the outside appearance of the house as an expression of inside requirements without attempting a grand and useless symmetry."

Source: Nikolaus Pevsner, Pioniers of Modern Design, pp. 58-59, Pelican Books, 1974

 

Link > www.theartstory.org

 

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Bexleyheath, 13 Red House Lane, 'Red House' (William Morris and Philip Webb 1859-60),2.jpg
Bexleyheath,
 13 Red House Lane, 'Red House'
 

Red House, photo by Steve Cadman on flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by Steve Cadman
 on flickr
 
Bexleyheath, 13 Red House Lane,'Red House' (William Morris and Philip Webb 1859-60), photo 2 by acques Lasserre on Panoramio.jpg
Bexleyheath,
13 Red House Lane,'Red House'
photo by acques Lasserre
on Panoramio
Red House, photo by johnnyh on flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by johnnyh
 on flickr
 

Bexleyheath, 13 Red House Lane,'Red House' (William Morris and Philip Webb 1859-60), photo by acques Lasserre on Panoramio.jpg
Bexleyheath,
13 Red House Lane,'Red House'
 (William Morris and Philip Webb 1859-60),
photo by acques Lasserre
on Panoramio
 

 

     
Red House, photo by Jacqueline Banerjee on victorianwebb org.jpg
Red House,
photo by Jacqueline Banerjee
 on victorianwebb.org
Red House, photo 2 by martin97uk on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by martin97uk
on Flickr
Red House, photo 4 by Renaud Camus on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by Renaud Camus
 on Flickr
Red House, photo 5 by Renaud Camus on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by Renaud Camus
on Flickr
Red House, north east wing from garden, photo by streetr's_flickr on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
north east wing from garden,
photo by streetr's_flickr
on Flickr

Red House, photo 2 by stevecadman on flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by stevecadman
 on flickr
 

Red House, photo 2 by streetr's_flickr on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by streetr's_flickr
on Flickr
 


Webb, Red House, Drawing room (Muthesius)
 
 
Link > www.khanacademy.org (Red House)
East Grindstead (Surrey), West Hoathly Road, 'Standen' (Philip Webb 1892-94), photo 3 by Jacques Lasserre on Panoramio.jpg
East Grindstead (Surrey),
 West Hoathly Road,
 'Standen'
 photo by Jacques Lasserre
 on Panoramio
 

East Grindstead (Surrey), West Hoathly Road, 'Standen' (Philip Webb 1892-94), photo 4 by Jacques Lasserre on Panoramio.jpg
East Grindstead (Surrey),
West Hoathly Road,
'Standen'
 photo by Jacques Lasserre
on Panoramio


Clouds, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, 1880s, photo Architectural Press, in Peter Davey, p. 36, pl. 23.jpg
Clouds, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, 1880s,
 photo Architectural Press,
 

 

Joldwynds, Surrey, 1873 - now destroyed, photo Architectural Press, in Peter Davey, p. 35, pl. 21.jpg
Joldwynds, Surrey, 1873 -
now destroyed,
photo Architectural Press,
 
 
 
East Rounton estate village in North Yorkshire, photo by davewebster14 on Flickr.jpg
East Rounton estate village
 in North Yorkshire,
 photo by davewebster14 on Flickr
 
 
 

 

 

Standen, photo by Gigibird on Flickr.jpg
Standen,
 photo by Gigibird on Flickr
 
 

Standen, photo by suzigun on Flickr.jpg
Standen,
photo by suzigun on Flickr
 
 


Webb, Stadon House, photo by Paul james on flickr.jpg
Webb, Stadon House,
 photo by Paul james on flickr

 

Standen, photo 3 by suzigun on Flickr.jpg
Standen,
photo by suzigun on Flickr

 

Standon, dining room, fireplace, photo on achome.co uk.jpg
Standon,
 dining room, fireplace,
 photo on achome.co uk

 

 

 

Webb, 14 Holland Park Road, photo on rightmove.co.uk.jpg
Webb, 14 Holland Park Road,
 photo on rightmove.co.uk

 

Webb, 14 Holland Park Road, on british-history.ac.uk.jpg
Webb, 14 Holland Park Road,
on british-history.ac.uk

 

Webb, 14 Holland Park Road, photo on rightmove.co.uk, (flat).jpg
Webb, 14 Holland Park Road,
photo on rightmove.co.uk, (flat)

 

 
Webb, Smeaton Manor, Yorkshire (1876), photo by Peter Davey.jpg
Webb, Smeaton Manor,
Yorkshire (1876),
 photo by Peter Davey
 





Red Barns House, Kirkleatham Road, Redcar, photo Alan Bradley LRPS,
Source English Heritage.NMR

 

 

 

 Coneyhurst on the Hill,
photo by Eric de Mare, english-heritage.org.uk

 

 

Webb, Carlisles House London, Dining room (Muthesius)

 

 

Webb, Carlisles House London, Dining room (Muthesius)

 

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House, The Hall

Link > www.countrylifeimages.co.uk

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House, The Hall (Muthesius)

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House, Dining room

 

Philip Webb, Clouds House, Dining room

 

           

The John Scott Collection, pp.90-1

 

 

THE JOHN SCOTT COLLECTION, pp.92-3

 

Webb, High chair, V&A Collections,.jpg
Webb, High chair,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Sussex chair, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Sussex chair,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Sussex chair, V&A Collections,.jpg
Webb, Sussex chair,
 V&A Collections

 

Webb, Armchair,  cushions are covered in 'Violet and Colombine', a wool and mohair fabric designed by William Morris, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Armchair,
cushions are covered
in 'Violet and Colombine',
a wool and mohair fabric
designed by William Morris,
V&A Collection
Webb, Etagere, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Etagere,
V&A Collections

 

Photo on morrisandredhouse.net.jpg
Photo on morrisandredhouse.net
 

 

Webb, Table, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Table,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Morris, St George Cabinet, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb/Morris, St George Cabinet,
V&A Collections

 


Webb, Candlestick, V&A Collections,.jpg
Webb, Candlestick,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Teapot, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Teapot,
 V&A Collections

 

Webb, Wine glass, V&A Collections,2.jpg
Webb, Wine glass,
 V&A Collections

 

Webb, Goblet, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Goblet,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Tumbler, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Tumbler,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Champagne glass, V&A Collections.jpg
Webb, Champagne glass,
 V&A Collections

 

Webb, Goblet, V&A Collections,.jpg
Webb, Goblet,
V&A Collections

 

Webb, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, photo on flickr.jpg
Webb,
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum,
photo on flickr

 

Photographs, drawings, perspectives and other design patterns
at the Royal Institut of British Architects Drawings and Photographs Collection.
Images can be purchased.
The RIBA can supply you with conventional photographic or digital copies
of any of the images featured in RIBApix.

Link > RIBApix (Webb Images)

Link > RIBA photo: Red House

Link > RIBA photo: Red house, entrance hall

Link > RIBA photo: Red House, drawing room

Link > RIBA Image: Houses and shops, Worship Street, Finsbury, London

Link > 1 Holland Park Road on artistsathome.emorydomains.org

Link > 1 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 (1868-70)

Link > Clouds House on www.countrylifeimages.co.uk (Photos)

Link > Wikipedia

Link > V&A Collections

Link > Flickr images tagged Philip Webb

Link > Album on Flickr (Philip Webb)

Link > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clouds_House

Link > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_House,_Chelsea

Link > Red Barns by Philip Webb for the Bell family -Coatham, Redcar on flickr

Link > Red Barns House, Kirkleatham Road, Redcar

 

Literature:

Peter Davey, Arts and Crafts Architecture: The Search for Earthly Paradise, 224 pages,
Architectural Press, London 1980.
Link > Chapter 4 : Lamplighters, pp. 30-45 (Chapter about Webb and Shaw) PDF

     

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