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 façades 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.

 

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Webb, Red House.jpg
Webb,
Red House


Red House, publish in Peter Davey, Arts and Crafts Architecture, p.31, pl. 17 (Architectural Pres.jpg
Red House,
published in: Peter Davey,
Arts and Crafts Architecture,
 p.31, pl. 17 (Architectural Press)
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
 photo by acques Lasserre
on Panoramio


       

Red House, photo 4 by Renaud Camus on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by Renaud Camus on Flickr
Red House, photo by Jacqueline Banerjee on victorianwebb org.jpg
Red House,
photo by Jacqueline Banerjee
 on victorianwebb.org
Red House, photo 3 by martin97uk on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by martin97uk 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 shannonb on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by shannonb
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 shannonb on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by shannonb
 on Flickr
       
Red House, photo by Virtual Farm Boy on flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by Virtual Farm Boy
 on flickr
       
Red House, photo 4 by martin97uk on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
photo by martin97uk on Flickr
Red House, photo 5 by shannonb on Flickr.jpg
Red House,
 photo by shannonb on Flickr
Red House, photo 4 by shannonb on Flickr.jpg Webb, Red House, Drawing room (Muthesius).jpg
Webb, Red House,
Drawing room (Muthesius)

 

 
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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'
(Philip Webb 1892-94),
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'
 (Philip Webb 1892-94),
 photo by Jacques Lasserre
 on Panoramio
       
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
Joldwynds, Surrey, 1873 - now destroyed, photo Architectural Press, in Peter Davey, p. 35, pl. 21.jpg
Joldwynds, Surrey,
1873 - now destroyed,
photo Architectural Press,
 in Peter Davey, p. 35, pl. 21
       
Standon, photo 2 by suzigun on Flickr.jpg
Standon, photo by suzigun
on Flickr


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


       
Webb, 1 Palace Green, photo by Edwardx on Wikipedia,.JPG
Webb,
1 Palace Green,
photo by Edwardx on Wikipedia

Webb, 1 Palace Green, photo by Edwardx on Wikipedia.JPG
Webb,
 1 Palace Green,
photo by Edwardx on Wikipedia

       
Worship Street, 1862, photo on hackney.gov uk.jpg
Worship Street, 1862,
photo on hackney.gov.uk


Webb, Smeaton Manor, Yorkshire (1876), photo by Peter Davey.jpg
Webb,
Smeaton Manor,
Yorkshire (1876),
photo by Peter Davey
Webb, Lincoln's Inn Field, photo on rubens.anu.edu.au,.JPG
Webb,
Lincoln's Inn Field,
 photo on rubens.anu.edu.au

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




Webb, Holland Park, The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.105.jpg
Webb, Holland Park,
 The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.105
Webb, Holland Park, The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.103.jpg
Webb, Holland Park,
The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.103
Webb, Holland Park, The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.106.jpg
Webb, Holland Park,
The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.106
Webb, Holland Park, The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.108.jpg
Webb, Holland Park,
 The Studio, vol.12, 1898, p.108
 
   
Webb, Carlisles House London, Dining room (Muthesius).jpg
Webb, Carlisles House London,
Dining room (Muthesius)
Webb, Carlisles House London, Dining room, (Muthesius).jpg
Webb, Carlisles House London,
 Dining room, (Muthesius)
Philip Webb, image on collections.vam.ac.uk,2.jpg
Philip Webb,
 image on collections.vam.ac.uk
Philip Webb, image on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Philip Webb,
 image on collections.vam.ac.uk








Philip Webb, Sideboard, image on collections.vam.ac.uk,2.jpg
Philip Webb, Sideboard,
image on collections.vam.ac.uk
Philip Webb, Sideboard, image on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Philip Webb, Sideboard,
 image on collections.vam.ac.uk
       
Webb, St George Cabinet, photo on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Webb, St George Cabinet,
photo on collections.vam.ac.uk
Sideboard, photo on victorianweb.org.jpg
Sideboard,
photo on victorianweb.org
Webb, THE JOHN SCOTT COLLECTION, pp.92-3.jpg
THE JOHN SCOTT COLLECTION,
pp.92-3
Photo on morrisandredhouse.net.jpg
Photo
 on morrisandredhouse.net
       
Webb, armchair, photo on collections.vam.ac.uk,2.jpg Webb, armchair, photo on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg Philip Webb, Tumbler, image on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Philip Webb, Tumbler,
 image on collections.vam.ac.uk
Webb, Goblet, photo on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Webb, Goblet,
photo on collections.vam.ac.uk
       
Philip Webb, Panel, image on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg Tile, photo by kotomigd on Flickr.jpg
Tile, photo by kotomigd
 on Flickr
Webb, THE JOHN SCOTT COLLECTION, pp.90-1.jpg
Webb,
 THE JOHN SCOTT COLLECTION,
pp.90-1
Webb, Wallpaper 'Trellis', photo on collections.vam.ac.uk.jpg
Webb, Wallpaper 'Trellis',
photo on collections.vam.ac.uk


Webb, Benfleet Hall, photo on pastonglass.files.wordpress.com

 

Webb, Bell Brothers, Webb House Middlesbrough, photo by Chris on flickr

 

Webb, Worship Street, London, photo on londonhistoricshops.blogspot.com
Link > www.architecture.com

 

 Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham
Link > www.countrylifeimages.co.uk

 

Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham

 

Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham

 

Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham

 

Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham

 

Clouds, Salisbury, The Home of The Hon. Mrs Percy Wyndham

 

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 (Philip 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 > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clouds_House

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

Link > www.khanacademy.org: Red House

Link > www.theartstory.org
 

References:

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

     

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