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Books about C.F.A. Voysey and his work

This is a part of our complete bibliography of published work relating to C.F.A. Voysey.

See also Catalogues of the work of C.F.A. Voysey and Academic theses about C.F.A. Voysey.


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Books dedicated solely to C.F.A. Voysey

  • Brandon-Jones, John, C.F.A. Voysey: a memoir (Architectural Association, no date [1957]), also published as an article in Architectural Association journal (vol.28, 1957), pp.239-262
  • Cole, D.A., The art and architecture of C.F.A. Voysey : English pioneer modernist architect and designer (Images Publishing Group, 2015). Partial text available
    • [review] Curl, J.S., ‘The art and architecture of C.F.A. Voysey’, Antiquaries journal (vol.96, 2016), pp.477-478
    • [review] Murray, P., ‘The art and architecture of C.F.A. Voysey’, The Orchard (no.4, 2015), pp.57-59
  • Duggan, W.B., New Place Haslemere and its gardens ; with a frontispiece in colour and twenty other illustrations (Printed for private circulation, 1921), revised reprint of an article in The Garden
  • Durant, S., The decorative designs of C.F.A. Voysey: from the drawings collection of the British Architectural Library, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA, 1990). New revised edition (Lutterworth Press, 2017)
    • [review] Fanning, C., ‘The decorative designs of C.F.A. Voysey’, Journal of design history (v.31, 2018), pp.204-207
  • Durant, S., C.F.A. Voysey (Academy Editions, 1992), Architectural monographs, no.19
  • Gebhard, D., Charles F.A. Voysey architect (Hennessey & Ingalls, 1975)
    • [review] Macleod, R.K., ‘Charles F.A. Voysey architect’, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (vol.39, 1980), pp.78-79
    • [review] Stamp, G., ‘Charles F.A. Voysey architect’, Architectural review (vol.161, 1977), p.193
  • Hitchmough, W., C.F.A. Voysey (Phaidon, 1995)
    • [review] Bolus-Reichert, C., ‘C.F.A. Voysey’, Victorian studies (vol.42, 1999), pp.559-562
    • [review] Davey, P., ‘C.F.A. Voysey’, Architectural review (vol.198, 1995), p.96
    • [review] Filler, M., ‘C.F.A. Voysey’, New York times book review (3rd December 1995), p.35
    • [review] Tankard, J.B., ‘C.F.A. Voysey’, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (vol.56, 1997), pp.117-118
    • [review] Wayne, P.J.M., ‘C.F.A. Voysey’, Times literary supplement (no.4853, 1996), p.17
  • Hitchmough, W., The Homestead : C.F.A. Voysey (Phaidon, 1994). Republished in Dunlop, B. (intro.) Arts and crafts houses II : Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hill House; C.F.A. Voysey, The Homestead; and Greene & Greene, Gamble House (Phaidon, 1999).
  • Hyde, M., Broad Leys by C.F.A. Voysey : the creation, life and times of an Arts and Crafts house: home to Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club (Compass, 2013)
  • Knutton, B., Charles Francis Annesley Voysey : to what extent was Voysey able to synthesise his ideas of domestic architecture, with reference to his design for Broadleys on the eastern side of Lake Windermere (1980). Self-published essay, copy in RIBA Library, ref. KnB/1/1.
  • Lawrence, C., Voysey House : the wallpaper factory designed by CFA Voysey, and built in 1902 as an extension to Sanderson and Sons' Devonshire Works, Chiswick (Charles Lawrence, 2019)
  • Livingstone, K., The bookplates and badges of C.F.A. Voysey: architect and designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement (Antique Collectors' Club, 2011)
    • [review] (Anonymous), ‘The bookplates and badges of C.F.A. Voysey’, Apollo (vol.172, 2010), p.85
    • [review] Hopkinson, M., ‘The bookplates and badges of C.F.A. Voysey’, Print quarterly (vol.28, 2011), pp.209-211
  • Livingstone, K., Donnelly, M., and Parry, L., C.F.A. Voysey : arts & crafts designer (V&A Publishing, 2016)
    • [review] Fanning, C., ‘C.F.A. Voysey : arts & crafts designer’, Journal of design history (v.31, 2018), pp.204-207
    • [review] Skipwith, P., ‘C.F.A. Voysey : arts & crafts designer’, Apollo (v.184, 2016), pp.106-107
  • Livingstone, K., V&A patterns : C.F.A. Voysey (V&A Publishing, 2013)
  • Livingstone, K., Voysey's birds and animals (Thames & Hudson, 2020)
  • May, E.M., H.G. Wells, 1866-1966 : Spade house, Folkestone (E.M. May, 1966). Full text available (content starts on p.7)
  • O'Donnell, A.S., C.F.A. Voysey: architect, designer, individualist (Pomegranate, 2011)
  • Reid, A., 12-16 Hans Road London SW3 : a history (Hanover Acceptances Group, 1988?)
  • Schofield, A.S., C.F.A. Voysey's buildings at Whitwood (Alice Shirley Schofield, 1997). Full text available
  • Schofield, A.S., A century of Voysey's buildings at Whitwood (Alice Shirley Schofield, 2007)
  • Simpson, D., C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality (Lund Humphries, 1979). Full text available
    • [review] (Anonymous), ‘C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality’, Progressive architecture (vol.63, 1982), p.108
    • [review] Davey, P., ‘C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality’, Architects journal (vol.170, 1979), p.1085
    • [review] Heseltine, J., ‘C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality’, Times literary supplement (no.4040, 1980), p.974
  • Stanford, C., Winsford Cottage Hospital: the story of a late-Victorian cottage hospital (Landmark Trust, 2020)

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Other books with significant Voysey content


This list is arranged in alphabetical order of author surname.

A : B : C : D : E : H : J : K : M : P : Q : R : S : T : W


  • Adams, M.B., Modern cottage architecture : illustrated from works of well-known architects (Batsford, 1904), plates 7 & 8. Full text available
  • Allibone, J., George Devey : architect, 1820-1886 (Lutterworth, 1991), pp.51, 86, 136-37


  • Baker, W.J., Family homes : containing a second series of over sixty designs by fifty architects for ideal houses and cottages (William J. Baker, 1912)
  • Betjeman, J., Ghastly good taste (Chapman & Hall, 1933), p.104
  • Blakesley, R.P., The arts and crafts movement (Phaidon, 2006), especially pp.91-93
  • Brittain–Catlin, T., The Edwardians and their houses : the new life of old England (Lund Humphries, 2020), especially pp.102-105 and 181-184
    • [review] Powers, A., 'The Edwardians and their houses: a review', The Orchard (no.9, 2020), pp.106-107
  • Butterfield, L.P., Floral forms in historic design (Batsford, 1922), plates 10 (3, 9), 11 (2, 9, 10), 17


  • Collins, P. and others, Concrete : the vision of a new architecture : a study of Auguste Perret and his precursors (Faber, 1959), pp.128 & 136-7. Partial text available
  • Comino, M., Gimson and the Barnsleys : 'wonderful furniture of a commonplace kind' (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980), pp.199-201
  • Cooper, J., Victorian and Edwardian decor : from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau (Abbeville Press, 1987), especially pp.193-5 & illustrations 566-73
  • Crane, W., Ideals in art (George Bell & Sons, 1905), pp.146-7. Full text available


  • Davey, P., Arts and crafts architecture : the search for Earthly paradise (Phaidon, 1995). First published in 1980 by Architectural Press.
  • Davison, T.R., Modern homes (George Bell & Sons, 1909), pp.20-1, 119-23. Full text available


  • Elder-Duncan, J.H., Country cottages and week-end homes (Cassell, 1906; new edition 1912), pp.124-6, 196-7. Full text available


  • Hitchcock, H.-R., Architecture, nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Penguin, 1957), pp.275-77
  • Hitchmough, W., Arts and Crafts gardens (V&A, 2005), pp.26-8, 49-53, 60, 63, 86-90
  • Holder, J., Arts and Crafts architecture : 'beauty's awakening' (Crowood Press, 2021), especially pp.101-8
  • Holme, C. (ed.), Modern British domestic architecture and decoration : special summer number of 'The Studio' (The Studio, 1901), pp.181-194. Full text available (Voysey content starts on p.231 in this version)
  • Howarth, T., Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern movement (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952), pp.236-51
  • Hyde, M., and Whittaker, E., Arts and crafts houses in the Lake District (Frances Lincoln, 2014), pp.64-73


  • Jekyll, G., and Weaver, L., Gardens for small country houses (Country Life, 1914), pp.76-9, 162. Full text available


  • King, A.D., Spaces of global cultures : architecture, urbanism, identity (Routledge, 2004), pp.161-186, especially pp.173-178. Full text available


  • Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.1 (Architectural Review, 1908), pp.28-29, 171-3. Full text available
  • Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.4 (Architectural Review, 1911), pp.167-72. Full text available
  • Macleod, R., Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Country Life, 1968)
  • Macleod, R., Style and society : architectural ideology in Britain, 1836-1914 (RIBA, 1971), pp.111-4
  • Madsen, S.T., Art nouveau (Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, 1967), pp.101-2
  • Mawson, T.H, Life and work of an English landscape architect : an autobiography (Richards Press, 1927), pp.78-9
  • Morton, J., Three generations in a family textile firm (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971), pp.96, 113-9, 177-8, 248-9, 286-7
  • Muthesius, H., Das englische Haus, 3 volumes (Ernst Wasmuth, 1904-5). Also translated in full as The English house, edited with an introduction by Dennis Sharp (Frances Lincoln, 2007). Full text of original German edition available:
  • Muthesius, H., Landhaus und Garten : Beispiele neuzeitlicher Landhäuser nebst Grundrissen, Innenräumen und Gärten (Bruckmann, 1907), pp.156-7, and a coloured image of an interior at The Pastures preceding p.81. Full text available
  • Muthesius, H., Das moderne Landhaus und seine innere Ausstattung (Bruckmann, 1905), pp.145-9, 190-1. Full text available


  • Parry, L., Textiles of the Arts and Crafts movement, New ed. (Thames & Hudson, 2005)
  • Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England series (Penguin, 1951-), later the Pevsner architectural guides, also covering Scotland, Ireland and Wales (Yale)
  • Pevsner, N., An outline of European architecture, 7th ed. (Penguin, 1963), pp.393-4
  • Pevsner, N., Pioneers of the Modern movement : from William Morris to Walter Gropius (Faber, 1936), especially pp.141-154. Revised and partly rewritten edition published as Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter Gropius (Penguin, 1960), especially pp.148-50 and 157-62
  • Pevsner, N., Studies in art, architecture and design, vol.2 (Thames & Hudson, 1968), pp.186-9
  • Phillips, R.R., The modern English home (Country Life, 1927), p.170
  • Posener, J., Anfänge des Funktionalismus (Ullstein, 1964), pp.71-94. Full text available
  • Postiglione, G. (ed.) and others, One hundred houses for one hundred architects (Taschen, 2008), pp.432-7 (alternative title: One hundred houses for one hundred European architects of the 20th century ; article on The Orchard, Chorleywood, by Ruggero Ragagnin)


  • Quennell, M. and C.H.B., A history of everyday things in England, vol.4 (Batsford, 1934), pp.106-7. Full text available


  • Richards, J.M., A miniature history of the English house (Architectural Press, 1938), p.63
  • Richardson, M., Architects of the Arts and Crafts movement (Trefoil Books, 1983)
  • Ritchie, H., Designers and jewellery, 1850-1940 : jewellery and metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum (Philip Wilson, 2018), pp.57-61


  • Salisbury, F.D., Sarum Chase (John Murray, 1953), pp.119-20
  • Schmutzler, R., Art nouveau (Thames & Hudson, 1964), especially pp.186-9. Partial text available
  • Sondheim, M., Gesammelte Schriften : Buchkunde – Bibliophile Literatur – Kunst u.a. (the author, 1927), comparisons between William Morris and Voysey pp.175-6. Full text available
  • Sparrow, W.S., (ed.) The British home of today : a book of modern domestic architecture and the applied arts (Hodder & Stoughton, 1904), illustrations B49, B50, E21, F30 and 2 plates in colour. Full text available
  • Sparrow, W.S., (ed.) The modern home : a book of British domestic architecture for moderate incomes, a companion volume to 'The British home of today', text by W.H. Bidlake, Halsey Ricardo and John Cash (Hodder & Stoughton, 1906), pp.54, 55 and after 64. Full text available
  • Sparrow, W.S., Our homes and how to make the best of them (Hodder & Stoughton, 1909), pp.100, 199, 238. Full text available
  • Sugden, A.V., and Edmondson, J.L., A history of English wallpaper, 1509-1914 (Batsford, 1926), pp.175-6, plates 145-8. Full text available


  • Tankard, J.B., Gardens of the Arts and Crafts movement : reality and imagination (Harry N. Abrams, 2004), pp.12, 33, 60-2, 72-83, 91, 94, 167, 169. Subsequently published in a completely revised edition as Gardens of the Arts and Crafts movement (Timber Press, 2018): chapter 5, "Individuality and imagination", pp.88-105, is devoted to Voysey


  • Wauschkuhn, A., and others, Textildesign : Voysey-Endell-Berger (Edition Ebersbach, 2002)
  • Weaver, L., (ed.) The house and its equipment (Country Life, 1912), pp.18, 20, 35, 38. Full text available
  • Weaver, L., Small country houses of today, vol.1 (Country Life, 1910; 3rd ed., 1922), pp.139-44. Full text available
  • Webster, J.R., Old College, Aberystwyth : the evolution of a high Victorian building (University of Wales Press, 1995)
  • Wright, H., The beautiful furniture of the Simpsons of Kendal (Bookcase, 2011)

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