J.D. Sedding

Architect

1838 – 1891

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Who was J.D. Sedding?

John Dando Sedding was an English church architect, working on new buildings and repair work, with an interest in a "crafted Gothic" style. He was an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, many of whose leading designers including Ernest Gimson, Ernest Barnsley and Herbert Ibberson, studied in his offices.

His 1889 lecture, "The Architectural Treatment of Gardens", was influential in the revival espoused by Reginald Blomfield, of "Jacobean" features such as terraces, covered walks, bowling greens, clipped yew hedges and topiary, which would combine with "cottage garden" elements in the Arts and Crafts gardens of 1890-1915.

The German architect and critic Hermann Muthesius said that "he formed the first bridge between the architects' camp and that of handicraft proper".

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Born
Apr 13, 1838
Also known as
  • John Dando Sedding
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Apr 7, 1891

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on July 23, 2013

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