For Bodley, the liturgy and life of the Church of England demanded architecture of the highest possible beauty, with all elements brought together in harmonious unity.
This online exhibition reveals his work as an architect, and as a designer of textiles, wallpaper, silver and stained glass. It pays tribute to his partner, Thomas Garner, and reveals a combined legacy that has shaped the appearance of cathedrals and churches throughout the world.
Based on the exhibition ‘The Holiness of Beauty: G. F. Bodley (1827 – 1907) and his circle’ from the V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership, held 1 November 2007 – 17 February 2008 in Room 128a, V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Curators: Michael Hall, author and editor of Apollo magazine, and Fiona Orsini, of the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections.