Leeds, William Henry

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Leeds, William Henry (1786–1866). English architectural critic, his essays on public improvements in the Companion to the Almanac (1838–50) were important. He published Moller's Memorials of German Gothic (1836), a Supplement in Britton and A. C. Pugin's Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London (1838), The Travellers' Club House … and the Revival of the Italian Style (1839), Railway Architecture (1848), and edited A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture by William Chambers (1862). His work on The Travellers' Club did much to publicize the Italianate style of Barry, and he introduced words such as cornicione to the architectural vocabulary.

Bibliography

Colvin (1995);
Hitchcock (1954);
Leeds (ed.) (1836, 1839, 1862, 1904)