Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 / Edition 9

Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 / Edition 9

by John Summerson
     
 

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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

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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
Part 1The English Renaissance (1530-1610)
1.The Building Works of Henry VIII23
2.Tudor Patronage and the 'New Fashion'37
3.Elizabethan Building: Influences and Methods50
4.The Prodigy Houses of Queen Elizabeth's Reign58
5.Prodigy Houses: The Jacobean Sequel75
6.Building in Town and Country 1570-164090
Part 2Inigo Jones and His Times (1610-60)
7.Inigo Jones at the Court of James I103
8.The Surveyorship of Inigo Jones 1615-43110
9.Inigo Jones, His Contemporaries and Followers129
10.Architecture and the Artisan 1615-75142
11.Churches and Collegiate Buildings 1530-1660157
12.The Restoration: Hugh May; Dr Christopher Wren173
Part 3Wren and the Baroque (1660-1710)
13.The Rebuilding of London: The City Churches187
14.St Paul's Cathedral203
15.The Royal Works, 1660-1702221
16.Wren and his Contemporaries233
17.English Baroque: Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Archer251
18.The Royal Works, 1702-26272
19.Churches and the Universities 1702-36278
Part 4The Palladian Phase (1710-50)
20.The Palladian Movement: Campbell, Burlington, and Kent295
21.The Individuality of James Gibbs324
22.Palladian Permeation: The Villa334
23.The House and the Street in the Eighteenth Century354
24.Building in Gothic: From Wren to Walpole366
Part 5Neo-Classicism and the Picturesque (1750-1830)
25.Neo-classicism: Britons Abroad377
26.William Chambers and Robert Adam384
27.Neo-classicism: The Second Generation410
28.Materials and Methods in the Age of 'Improvement'438
29.The Picturesque and the Cult of Styles447
30.Greek and Gothic: Architecture after Waterloo471
Appendix IArchitecture in Scotland 1530-1707499
Appendix IIEnglish Architecture in America512
Notes529
Bibliography541
Publications since 1983: A Narrative Bibliography550
List of Illustrations554
Index565

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