The Practice of Classical Architecture: The Architecture of Quinlan and Francis Terry, 2005-2015
Quinlan and Francis Terry are both architects who specialise in new classical architecture. Together, they are at the heart of a resurgent interest in an architecture and design that is both liveable and inspiring. 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. They are at home in every traditional style, from Classical Greek and Roman to the many forms of Gothic and Renaissance. Francis is recognised as a brilliant talent in his own right and is as highly regarded for his thoughtful design as for his breath taking architectural drawings. This book showcases more than forty of his master drawings, 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 the duo.