Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830

ISBN-10: 0300058861
ISBN-13: 9780300058864
Edition: 9th 1993
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Description: In this book Sir John Summerson charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework of architecture are resolved as separable but always essential  More...

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List price: $40.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 588
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

In this book Sir John Summerson charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework of architecture are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building world. Men of genius and buildings of fame emerge: Inigo Jones, Wren, Vanbrugh, Adam, Soane; Hampton Court, St Paul's Cathedral, London squares and the terraces and crescents of Bath. Appendices deal with Scottish architecture before the union and buildings in the thirteen colonies of America. The book is a companion to Ellis Waterhouse's Painting in Britain 1530-1830 and Margaret Whinney's Sculpture in Britain 1530-1830; colour plates have been added to this new edition. Book jacket.

Acknowledgements
Note to the Eighth Edition
Maps
The English Renaissance (1530-1610)
The Building Works of Henry VIII
Tudor Patronage and the 'New Fashion'
Elizabethan Building: Influences and Methods
The Prodigy Houses of Queen Elizabeth's Reign
Prodigy Houses: The Jacobean Sequel
Building in Town and Country 1570-1640
Inigo Jones and His Times (1610-60)
Inigo Jones at the Court of James I
The Surveyorship of Inigo Jones 1615-43
Inigo Jones, His Contemporaries and Followers
Architecture and the Artisan 1615-75
Churches and Collegiate Buildings 1530-1660
The Restoration: Hugh May; Dr Christopher Wren
Wren and the Baroque (1660-1710)
The Rebuilding of London: The City Churches
St Paul's Cathedral
The Royal Works, 1660-1702
Wren and his Contemporaries
English Baroque: Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Archer
The Royal Works, 1702-26
Churches and the Universities 1702-36
The Palladian Phase (1710-50)
The Palladian Movement: Campbell, Burlington, and Kent
The Individuality of James Gibbs
Palladian Permeation: The Villa
The House and the Street in the Eighteenth Century
Building in Gothic: From Wren to Walpole
Neo-Classicism and the Picturesque (1750-1830)
Neo-classicism: Britons Abroad
William Chambers and Robert Adam
Neo-classicism: The Second Generation
Materials and Methods in the Age of 'Improvement'
The Picturesque and the Cult of Styles
Greek and Gothic: Architecture after Waterloo
Architecture in Scotland 1530-1707
English Architecture in America
Notes
Bibliography
Publications since 1983: A Narrative Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

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