Architecture a profession or an art : thirteen short essays on the qualifications and training of architects / edited by R. Norman Shaw, R. A. and T. G. Jackson, A.R.A.

Richard Norman Shaw RA 1831-1912.

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London :: John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1892.

Physical Description

xxxv, [1], 244 p. ; 24 cm.

General Note

The printer is named on the verso of the half-title: `Oxford: Horace Hart, printer to the University.'


Introduction, by T. G. Jackson, A.R.A.--The protest against examination and registration of architects, reprinted from the Times of March 3, 1891.--That an artist is not necessarily unpractical, by R. Norman Shaw, R.A.--Architecture and construction, by J. T. Micklethwaite.--Architecture and the Royal Institute of British Architects, by Reginald Blomfield.--Architectural study and the examination test, by G. F. Bodley, A.R.A.--The protection of the public, by Mervyn Macartney--Architects and surveyors, by Ernest Newton.--The 'profession' and its ghosts, by Edward S. Prior.--On the isolation of 'professional' architecture from the other arts, by John R. Clayton.--On the relation of general to technical education in the training of an architect, by Basil Champneys.--The builder's art and the craftsman, by W. R. Lethaby.--Thoughts on three arts and the training for them, by W. B. Richmond, A.R.A.--The unity of art, by Gerald C. Horsley.--On true and false ideals in the education of an architect, by T. G. Jackson, A.R.A.


The front free endpaper is inscribed in black ink: `From the Editors.'




Horace Hart, printer
Sir T.G. Jackson Bt. RA, contributor
Sir Reginald Blomfield RA, contributor
G.F. Bodley RA, contributor
Ernest Newton RA, contributor
W. B. Richmond, contributor
Gerald C. Horsley, contributor
William Richard Lethaby, contributor
Basil Champneys, contributor
John Richard Clayton, contributor
Edward S. Prior ARA, contributor
Sir Mervyn Macartney, contributor
John Thomas Micklethwaite
John Murray (London), publisher