The Magic Stove: Barry, Soyer And The Reform Club Or How A Great Chef Helped To Create A Great Building


Thomas A P Van Leeuwen

Publisher Jap Sam Books

ISBN 9789082669008


This little book with the lengthy title explores the architecture and technology of the London Reform Club building (1837–1840), a noted but generally misinterpreted work of Charles Barry, Britain’s most famous unknown nineteenth-century architect. Barry’s fame rests mainly on two over-familiar monuments: the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle. The other name is Alexis Soyer, almost mythical chef-de-cuisine who introduced not only French style of cooking but also mechanization of food preparation on a large scale.

92 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, hb, English


$31.00


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