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4 July 2019
‘The Backs of Houses, Harley Street, London by Algernon Newton 1925 depicts the slightly absurd ad hoc cityscape of attenuated chimneys, random accretions and a collage of brick, plaster and slate so characteristic of the place. For these houses there is the Georgian front, genteel, regular, decorous; then the rear – unregulated, messy, inventive but with its own separate life, a Jekyll and Hyde urbanism’ (Financial Times).
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