Author:William Richard Lethaby

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William Lethaby
English architect and architectural historian
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "W. R. L."


  • Architecture, Mysticism, and Myth (1891)
  • Leadwork: Old and Ornamental, and for the Most Part English (1893)
  • "Of Cast Iron" and "Carpenters' Furniture" in Arts and Crafts Essays (1893)
  • The Church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople: A Study of Byzantine Building (1894) with Harold Swainson
  • "Morris as Work-Master" (1901)
  • London Before the Conquest (1902)
  • "How Exeter Cathedral Was Built" (1903)
  • Mediaeval Art: From the Peace of the Church to the Eve of the Renaissance, 312-1350 (1904)
  • "The Painted Chamber and the Early Masters of the Westminster School" (1905)
  • Westminster Abbey and the Kings’ Craftsmen: A Study of Mediaeval Building (1906)
  • "The Palace of Westminster in the 11th and 12th Centuries" (1906)
  • Greek Buildings Represented by Fragments in the British Museum (1908) (transcription project)
  • Westminster Abbey and the Antiquities of the Coronation (1911)
  • "London and Westminster Painters in the Middle Ages" (1912)
  • "The Ruthwell Cross" (1912)
  • "Inigo Jones and the Theatre" (1912)
  • "Earliest Westminster" (1912)
  • Architecture: An Introduction to the History and Theory of the Art of Building (1912)
  • "The Town Itself" in Town Theory and Practice (1921)
  • Form in Civilization: Collected Papers on Art and Labour (1922)
  • Londinium: Architecture and the Crafts (1923)
  • Home and Country Arts (1923)
  • "Westminster Abbey Re-examined" (1925)
  • "Mediaeval Paintings at Westminster" (1927)
  • "London Painters and Opus Anglicanum" (1928)
  • "The Westminster portrait of Richard II" (1934)
  • "Philip Webb and His Work" (1935)

Contributions to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

Works about Lethaby[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1931, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 90 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.