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The churches of S.S. Teulon

The churches of S.S. Teulon

Isherwood, David Owen (1986) The churches of S.S. Teulon. MPhil thesis, Thames Polytechnic.

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Samuel Sanders Teulon (1812-1873) wrote little during his lifetime. He remained silent in the face of severe criticism of his work, he apologised to no one/ he defended little. He did, however, build a number of extraordinary churches while in practice as an architect, especially in the 1850's to 1860's. It is firstly to Teulon's building we must turn if we are to understand his personal and professional development. They are his "letters" written in stone. Secondly, two source documents have been recovered which broaden our understanding of Teulon's personal life, especially in his late teenage years and early twenties. His 'Reminiscences' and 'Sketches in Verse 1 reveal a young man of deep religious conviction and sensitivity - aspects of his person which continued to be a primary force throughout his life.

Teulon’s new churches together with extracts from his personal memoranda help a better understanding of this enigmatic and complex man whose very reserve many are finding an attractive source of enquiry.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architects, Great Britain, Samuel Sanders Teulon, English churches, architectural design,
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: Thames Polytechnic
Thames Polytechnic > School of Architecture and Landscape
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 10:46

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