Architecture of England, Scotland, and Wales

Architecture of England, Scotland, and Wales

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by Nigel R. Jones
     
 

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The British terrain is a gold mine for the student of architecture. Ranging in era from ancient times to the present day—from Stonehenge to the Millennium Dome—this volume's 76 entries include palaces, castles, bridges, churches, country houses, and various public buildings and monuments, as well as such well-known features of British architecture and

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The British terrain is a gold mine for the student of architecture. Ranging in era from ancient times to the present day—from Stonehenge to the Millennium Dome—this volume's 76 entries include palaces, castles, bridges, churches, country houses, and various public buildings and monuments, as well as such well-known features of British architecture and design as terraced houses, suburban semi-detached houses, and public telephone kiosks. Detailed yet accessible to nonspecialist readers, the alphabetical entries also provide cross-references and lists of additional information sources in both print and electronic formats. Appendixes list the entries by location, architectural style, and architect/designer; explain the defining characteristics of major British architectural styles; and discuss the importance of the Crown, peerage, and Parliament in British architectural history. Besides a detailed subject index, the volume includes a timeline, a general bibliography, a glossary of architectural terms, and an introduction that traces the development of British architecture from prehistoric and Roman times to the 21st century.

Written by an associate professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University, Architecture of England, Scotland, and Wales, part of Greenwood's Reference Guides to National Architecture series, presents architectural biographies of these countries' most famous and significant structures.

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"Seventy-five entries define the national architecture of mainland Britain in this work by Jones. Beyond the expected castles and cathedrals, the entries include bridges, a royal carriage, and the public telephone booth. The short, entertaining essays reflect on the social and historic context of the architecture….Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." - Choice

"Hadrian's Wall, Hardwick Hall, and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton were expressions of their owners' and builders' identities, while the Cenotaph and the Ditherington Flax Mill stand for those whose identities are now barely known, if indeed they were ever noted at any time. Starting with Stonehenge and moving up to the Millennial Dome, Jones creates an encyclopedic review of the most significant examples of architecture, including their locations, intentions, creators and significance in terms of what they said about the people associated with them." - Reference & Research Book News/Art Book News

"[A] recommended pick for college-level speciality collections studying British architectural styles from ancient to modern times." - MRB Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313318504
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Reference Guides to National Architecture Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Nigel R. Jones is Associate Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches design studio, perspective, and the history of Greek and Roman architecture and English Renaissance and Early American architecture, and also serves as Academic Advisor to the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture program.

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To expensive.