Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 / Edition 9

Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 / Edition 9

by John Summerson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300058861

ISBN-13: 9780300058864

Pub. Date: 09/28/1989

Publisher: Yale University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300058864
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements9
Note to the Eighth Edition10
Maps11-20
Pt. 1The English Renaissance (1530-1610)
1The Building Works of Henry VIII23
2Tudor Patronage and the 'New Fashion'37
3Elizabethan Building: Influences and Methods50
4The Prodigy Houses of Queen Elizabeth's Reign58
5Prodigy Houses: The Jacobean Sequel75
6Building in Town and Country 1570-164090
Pt. 2Inigo Jones and His Times (1610-60)
7Inigo Jones at the Court of James I103
8The Surveyorship of Inigo Jones 1615-43110
9Inigo Jones, His Contemporaries and Followers129
10Architecture and the Artisan 1615-75142
11Churches and Collegiate Buildings 1530-1660157
12The Restoration: Hugh May; Dr Christopher Wren173
Pt. 3Wren and the Baroque (1660-1710)
13The Rebuilding of London: The City Churches187
14St. Paul's Cathedral203
15The Royal Works, 1660-1702221
16Wren and his Contemporaries233
17English Baroque: Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Archer251
18The Royal Works, 1702-26272
19Churches and the Universities 1702-36278
Pt. 4The Palladian Phase (1710-50)
20The Palladian Movement: Campbell, Burlington, and Kent295
21The Individuality of James Gibbus324
22Palladian Permeation: The Villa334
23The House and the Street in the Eighteenth Century354
24Building in Gothic: From Wren to Walpole366
Pt. 5Neo-Classicism and the Picturesque (1750-1830)
25Neo-classicism: Britons Abroad377
26William Chambers and Robert Adam384
27Neo-classicism: The Second Generation410
28Materials and Methods in the Age of 'Improvement'438
29The Picturesque and the Cult of Styles447
30Greek and Gothic: Architecture after Waterloo471
Appendix I: Architecture in Scotland 1530-1707499
Appendix II: English Architecture in America512
Notes529
Bibliography541
Publications since 1983: A Narrative Bibliography550
List of Illustrations554
Index565

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