‘C.F.A. Voysey: the man and his work’ : the articles in Architect and building news in early 1927.
The jubilee certificate of 1927, signed by many of Voysey's peers and clients in recognition of his 70th birthday.
New transcriptions and summaries of Voysey's original working records:
C.F.A. Voysey. Photograph by Vandyk, October 1930, NPG x23486 © National Portrait Gallery, London, reproduced under this Creative Commons licence.
Correspondence between Voysey and Hermann Muthesius : Hermann Muthesius (1861-1927) was a German architect, author and diplomat, perhaps best known for promoting many of the ideas of the English Arts and Crafts movement within Germany and for his subsequent influence on early pioneers of German architectural modernism such as the Bauhaus. He was the author of Das englische Haus (Ernst Wasmuth, 1904-5). Alternative source with notes in English
Correspondence about reproduction of the River Rug design : a lengthy negotiation in 1911 between Voysey, his assistant Gerard Fairtlough and Messrs Epworth & Co. regarding the purchase of a water-colour drawing of the "River Mat"
'Never look at an ugly thing twice': an online talk by our Secretary.
Individuality ... breaks down that hateful arrogance that assumes the ignorance or wickedness of particular sections of society. It forces us to see that all men are endowed with the same noble instincts & that our differences are due only to the degree of their cultivation.
C.F.A Voysey, 'Tradition and individuality in art' (1923)
John Brandon-Jones was born in Hendon in 1908 and was christened by the Reverend Charles Voysey, C.F.A. Voysey's father. At the age of 18, he was apprenticed to the architect Oswald Milne (former assistant to Edwin Lutyens), and in 1929 attended the Architectural Association School of Architecture. In 1933, he joined the partnership of Charles Cowles-Voysey (the son of C.F.A. Voysey) as an assistant and later a partner. In 1955 Cowles-Voysey retired and Brandon-Jones and the other partners inherited the firm. He helped to found The Victorian Society in 1958 and was Master of the Art Workers' Guild in 1967. He died in London on 1st May 1999.
Brandon-Jones wrote a number of books and articles about C.F.A. Voysey, which are listed in our bibliography. His extensive collection of Voysey material is now held principally by the RIBA and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The British Library sounds archive has a series of nineteen recordings of Brandon-Jones reminiscing about his life. Key sections regarding C.F.A. Voysey are:
John Brandon-Jones. Photograph from RIBA journal, May 1957, p.250.
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