Dunn, William Newton

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Dunn, William Newton (1859–1934). British architect and early advocate of reinforced concrete. With Robert Watson (1865–1916), he continued James Marjoribanks Mac-Laren's practice after the latter's death. The firm designed competent Arts-and-Crafts vernacular-revival buildings, but could also produce excellent essays in Classicism. A good example of the latter is the Scottish Provident Institution's Building, 16–17 Pall Mall, London (partly designed by Curtis Green, who became a partner in 1900), which incorporated Michelangeloesque Mannerist devices derived from the New Sacristy at San Lorenzo, Florence.


A. S. Gray (1985)