Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 / Edition 9

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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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Note to the Eighth Edition 10
Maps 11-20
Pt. 1 The English Renaissance (1530-1610)
1 The Building Works of Henry VIII 23
2 Tudor Patronage and the 'New Fashion' 37
3 Elizabethan Building: Influences and Methods 50
4 The Prodigy Houses of Queen Elizabeth's Reign 58
5 Prodigy Houses: The Jacobean Sequel 75
6 Building in Town and Country 1570-1640 90
Pt. 2 Inigo Jones and His Times (1610-60)
7 Inigo Jones at the Court of James I 103
8 The Surveyorship of Inigo Jones 1615-43 110
9 Inigo Jones, His Contemporaries and Followers 129
10 Architecture and the Artisan 1615-75 142
11 Churches and Collegiate Buildings 1530-1660 157
12 The Restoration: Hugh May; Dr Christopher Wren 173
Pt. 3 Wren and the Baroque (1660-1710)
13 The Rebuilding of London: The City Churches 187
14 St. Paul's Cathedral 203
15 The Royal Works, 1660-1702 221
16 Wren and his Contemporaries 233
17 English Baroque: Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Archer 251
18 The Royal Works, 1702-26 272
19 Churches and the Universities 1702-36 278
Pt. 4 The Palladian Phase (1710-50)
20 The Palladian Movement: Campbell, Burlington, and Kent 295
21 The Individuality of James Gibbus 324
22 Palladian Permeation: The Villa 334
23 The House and the Street in the Eighteenth Century 354
24 Building in Gothic: From Wren to Walpole 366
Pt. 5 Neo-Classicism and the Picturesque (1750-1830)
25 Neo-classicism: Britons Abroad 377
26 William Chambers and Robert Adam 384
27 Neo-classicism: The Second Generation 410
28 Materials and Methods in the Age of 'Improvement' 438
29 The Picturesque and the Cult of Styles 447
30 Greek and Gothic: Architecture after Waterloo 471
Appendix I: Architecture in Scotland 1530-1707 499
Appendix II: English Architecture in America 512
Notes 529
Bibliography 541
Publications since 1983: A Narrative Bibliography 550
List of Illustrations 554
Index 565
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