Design Culture in Liverpool, 1880-1914: The Origins of the Liverpool School of Architecture

By Christopher Crouch | Go to book overview

Chapter Six
Charles Reilly, the Liverpool
School of Architecture and the
City Beautiful

IN 1915, after a national competition for a new Town Hall in Stepney, London, the architectural critic Randall Phillips wrote to Charles Reilly to say that ‘eighty per cent of the designs were in the Liverpool manner’. 1 By this he meant an architectural style that had been consciously derived from the Ecole des Beaux Arts, a style that was a rationalised classical one, large in scale and restrained in detailing. This tale illustrates the considerable impact that the Liverpool School of Architecture made during the first decade of Reilly's Professorship. The influence of the School was exercised through two channels: the teaching of an architectural style that became synonymous with the School, and with the further dissemination of this style through the establishment of the first Civic Design course in the UK. Reilly was only in part responsible for the first aspect of the School's national reputation, drawing together as he did issues that were already current. In the latter though, he was an important instigator of events. Reilly's skill was in acting as a catalyst in the architectural education debate, and his ability in the manipulation of events.

When Reilly took over at Liverpool in 1904, the course of study no longer resembled that initially envisaged in 1894. Its formal organisation and the links that had already been established with the processes of architectural education in the United States, meant that Reilly's full adoption of Beaux Arts practices were not as radical as has often been been assumed, albeit primarily on the basis of his first-hand testimony. 2 Reilly was considerably aided in his task of making the

-144-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Design Culture in Liverpool, 1880-1914: The Origins of the Liverpool School of Architecture
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 200

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.