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Between Devotion and Design pays tribute to the life and work of John Cyril Hawes, whose remarkable architectural works can be seen throughout the globe, from the sedate south of England, to the hurricane-torn Caribbean, to the dry rugged Mid-West of Western Australia.
Hawes trained as both an architect and a priest, and it was the union of these two vocations that influenced his work. Sensitive to the elements of the environment and the different cultures he worked within, he developed an idiosyncratic and imaginative style. This was particularly evident in his use of Arts and Crafts, Romanesque, and modernist design elements.
John Taylor documents Hawes' varied works - from towering cathedrals, to humble places of worship, to church halls and country schools - and provides revealing insights into the life of this artistic genius and includes illustrated reproductions of Hawes' designs, buildings, paintings and sketches.
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Praise for Between Devotion and Design:
For those readers not yet familiar with Hawes the man, the priest, and the architect, this book offers a fascinating account of an extraordinary figure of the early twentieth century, revealing his struggles and achievements in faith, in service and in architecture.
GEOFFREY LONDON, PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE, THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA