William Newton (1730-1798) and the development of the architectural profession in north-east England

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    Phd thesis by Richard Pears, Newcastle University (2013). "This thesis examines the emergence of the professional architect in the provinces of eighteenth-century Britain, drawing upon new research into the career of William Newton (1730-1798) of Newcastle upon Tyne. Section I assesses the growth of professionalism, identifying the criteria that distinguished professions from other occupations and their presence in architectural practitioners. It contrasts historians’ emphasis upon innovative designs by artist-architects, such as Sir John Vanbrugh and Robert Adam, with their absence from the realisation of their designs. Clients had to employ capable building craftsmen to supervise construction and this was an opportunity for an alternative practitioner to emerge, the builder-architect exemplified by Newton..."
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    Newcastle University
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    Link: https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/dspace/handle/10443/2333
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