life and work of Sir Ninian Comper 1864-1960

[catalogue for the exhibition at the] Royal Institute ofBritish Architects, 20 January until 27 February 1988 by Anthony Symondson

Publisher: Royal Institute of British Architects in London

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Subjects:

  • Comper, Ninian, -- Sir, -- 1864-1960.,
  • Architecture, Victorian.,
  • Church architecture -- England.,
  • Gothic revival (Architecture) -- England.

Edition Notes

Cover title: The last Gothic revivalist.

Other titlesThe last Gothic revivalist.
Statementby Anthony Symondson.
ContributionsRoyal Institute of British Architects.
The Physical Object
Pagination36p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13862585M

Sir John Ninian Comper (–) was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, noted for his churches and their furnishings. He is well known for his stained glass, his use of colour and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic . Significantly, there are a number of tenth century Saxon round-headed windows inside the church dating to the time of St. Dunstan of Canterbury, who rebuilt the church in about The reredos (the screen behind the altar) of this church was designed by the British architect and stained-glass maker Sir Ninian Comper (). However, the doyen of Scottish Episcopalian architects was Sir Ninian Comper (–), whose work is regarded by some as the final expression of the Ecclesiological Movement, while he was regarded as ‘heir to Butterfield and Bodley’. 42Author: Allan Maclean. The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist London RIBA Heinz Gallery 34pp illus with b/w plates and including a bibliography of Comper's writings.

Sir Ninian Comper’s altar at Walsingham. A classic example of his work, drawing together numerous Comperian motifs: gilding, cherubim, Corinthian capitals, a certain illustrative naïveté, elaborated decorated canopy, and the use of sunbursts. The last motif will also mark the work of another major Anglo-Catholic stylist.   However it was practically destroyed by fire bombs in It was rebuilt under the direction of J.B. Sebastian Comper ( – ), son of the famous gothic revivalist Sir Ninian Comper ( – ). The latter, although well into his 80s, designed some of the features used in the restoration of the building. Rochdale’s ‘Hidden Gem’, it is a rare example of the work of Sir Ninian Comper () and is the only church of his design in the northern ecclesiastical Province of York. St Mary in the Baum Church, Rochdale St Mary’s Gate, Rochdale OL16 1DZ St Mary in the Baum Church was awarded Grade I listing by Historic England in Rochdale’s ‘Hidden Gem’, it is a rare example of the work of Sir Ninian Comper () and is the only church of his design in the northern ecclesiastical Province of York.

I remember well that happy life at Godden Green at the time I came to stay with you and he and I walked over to see a *Comper church. *Sir John Ninian Comper (–) a Scottish-born architect. Last of the great Gothic Revival architects, noted for his churches and their furnishings. A dream of no work, all play and jack not a dull.

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He is well-known for his stained glass, his use of colour, and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic by: 1. The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper Catalogue for the Exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects, 20 January Until 27 February Anthony Symondson Royal Institute of British Architects, - Architecture, Victorian - 36 pages.

Sir Ninian Comper () was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work concentrating on churches and their contents.

He is well-known for his stained glass, his use of colour, and his subtle integration of Classical life and work of Sir Ninian Comper 1864-1960 book Gothic styles. Anthony Symondson, the leading authority on Comper, describes how and why Comper developed his distinctive approach.

The church architect Ninian Comper changed the spiritual values of his time, says Christopher Howse. On the altar of function and beauty.

His long life,   Sir Ninian Comper () was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work concentrating on churches and their contents. He is well-known for his stained glass, his use of colour, and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic styles.

Anthony Symondson, the leading 3/5(1). Get this from a library. Sir Ninian Comper: an introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer. [Anthony Symondson; Ninian Comper; Ecclesiological Society.] -- "Sir Ninian Comper () was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work devoted almost entirely to churches and their contents.

He is well-known for his painted glass, his. Ninian Comper, as he was usually known, was born in Aberdeen, where his father was the Rector of St John's Episcopal Church. This background had a profound influence on his future career: "Anglo-Catholicism was the motivation and mainspring of his work as an architect; indeed, it was for this cause that most of it was executed" (Symonson).Having studied drawing for a term at.

The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper (): The Last Gothic Revivalist: RIBA catalogue, London: RIBA: Symondson, Anthony: John Betjeman and the cult of J N Comper: no 7: Thirties Society Journal, pp Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen: Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer.

While little known in the United States, the British church architect Sir John Ninian Comper (), after John Betjeman’s championing of his work in the s, received a cult following in his native United Kingdom.

Since Betjeman, however, there has been only a smattering of mostly unremarkable, often skeptical reviews of Comper’s work. Sir John Ninian Comper (–) the year before his partnership with Victorian Web Home —> Visual Arts —> Victorian Stained Glass ] hile still studying drawing, and before being articled to G.

Bodley, the young Ninian Comper assisted at the stained glass studio of C. Kempe. The life and works of Sir (John) Ninian Comper () the great Anglo-Catholic architect and designer. Index Bakewell, Derbyshire Cowley St John’s Hospital, Oxfordshire Cowley St Mary and St John, Oxfordshire Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire Ewelme, Oxfordshire Great Ryburgh, Norfolk Hoveton St John.

Sir Ninian Comper: An Introduction to his Life and Work, with Complete Gazetteer by Symondson, Anthony and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   This synthesis appears halfway through Fr Anthony Symondson’s highly readable book on the architect and ecclesiastical designer Sir Ninian Comper ().

It is, without doubt, the most important book to appear on the artist’s work, and is all the more valuable for Fr Symondson’s elegant prose, and the gazetteer by Stephen Bucknall.

Cope made of silk damask, lined with silk and with a hood and orphreys of canvas covered with silk damask and embroidered, designed by Sir Ninian Comper, woven by Perkins and Sons Ltd., and embroidered by the Sisters of Bethany's School of Embroidery, London, ca.

Museum Number T Sir Ninian Comper () Influential church architect and furnisher of the Gothic Revival. John Ninian Comper was born in Aberdeen inthe son of John Comper, who was an adherent of the Oxford Movement and ordained into the Scottish Episcopal Church. This Anglo-Catholic influence was influential, and is clear in Comper's adherence to.

Sir Ninian Comper: An Introduction to his Life and Work Sir Ninian Comper () was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work c Price: £   Sir Ninian Comper () was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work concentrating on churches and their contents.

He is well-known for his stained glass, his use of colour, and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic :   SIR NINIAN COMPER: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS LIFE AND WORK WITH COMPLETE GAZETTEER A distinguished architect and ecclesiological scholar, John Ninian Comper () was a major influence on the liturgical revival when the Anglican Church was still imbued with a vital Anglo-Catholicism, now largely dissipated.

His masterpiece is St. Sir (John) Ninian Comper. by Walter Stoneman bromide print, 11 January 5 7/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. ( mm x mm) image size Commissioned, Photographs Collection.

Hanging Pyx A pyx (from the Greek for 'box') was used in Roman Catholic worship to contain the Sacred Host, the consecrated bread or wafer used in the Mass, or to take it to the bedside of the sick. The designer of this pyx, Sir Ninian Comper, worked mainly in a. Sir Ninian Comper’s altar at Walsingham.

A classic example of his work, drawing together numerous Comperian motifs: gilding, cherubim, Corinthian capitals, a certain illustrative naïveté, elaborated decorated canopy, and the use of sunbursts.

Sir (John) Ninian Comper () was a famous architect, whose work includes windows in Westminster Abbey. He was born in Aberdeen and was the son of the Rev’d John Comper.

The Rev’d John Comper was a friend of the Rev’d John Mason Neale, the Warden of East Grinstead’s almhouse, Sackville College, from All of the above-mentioned Lady Chapel furnishings were installed in a major renovation indesigned by Robert and Toby Robbins of New York, in a style inspired by the work of the Scottish Anglo Catholic priest and architect Sir Ninian Comper ().

Few of our readers will require an introduction to the work of Fr. Anthony Symondson, the noted English Jesuit and architectural historian, but other than him, none have done more to return to deserved glory the name of the the Gothicist Sir Ninian Comper ().

In his latest work, he has achieved the same for Stephen Dykes Bower ( Statuette by Ninian Comper. The statuette of St Nicholas which stands outside the Lady Chapel, was designed by Sir John Ninian Comper (–) who was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects.

St Nicholas holds a bible in his right hand and on top of this there are three bags of gold. One of the best c20 designers of Gothic vestments was Sir Ninian Comper (). His work was governed as much by antiquarian as current liturgical principles and his desire was to conform to the most authentic sources.

Symondson, A: The Life and Work of Sir Ninian ComperStephen Dykes Bower, and S Bucknall: Sir Ninian Comper, Reading, Tatton-Brown, T: La Pierre de Caen en Angleterre, in Baylé, M (ed): L’Architecture Normande au Moyen Age (vol I) pp, Caen, Taylor, B: Clare SheridanHastings, church architect Sir Ninian Comper (–), who freely combined classical and gothic motifs from different periods in his work.

Anachronism and conflict did not deter him; his eclecticism was a response to the layers of style and meaning in old religious buildings. One answer to the multifaith problemmight beto. "William Richard Lethaby. His life and work" by Godfrey Rubens, Sir Ninian Comper.

Architect. The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is Occupation: Writer,Architect,Historian.Spencer-Silver, Patricia, Pugin’s Builder: The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper,(London: Royal Institute of British Architects, ).

Tourism Western Australia, "Spanish Flavours in the Bush," in Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, Item #, "Item ".Fortunately, most of the monuments were restored, including the ‘very beautiful memorial to Sir Anthony Ashley’, when the church was renovated by John Ninian Comper ().

Coincidentally once one of Bodley’s employees, he carried out a radical restoration of the church, now considered one of his finest restorations.