Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition
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Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition

by Christy Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521820278

ISBN-13: 9780521820271

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Inigo Jones worked as hard on the creation of his architectural persona as he did on the design of the buildings for the early Stuart court. Through his study of continental architectural and art theory, humanist education, and courtly behavior, Jones redefined the intellectual status of architecture in England and forged a new role for the architect in public life.…  See more details below

Overview

Inigo Jones worked as hard on the creation of his architectural persona as he did on the design of the buildings for the early Stuart court. Through his study of continental architectural and art theory, humanist education, and courtly behavior, Jones redefined the intellectual status of architecture in England and forged a new role for the architect in public life. Since his death, he has been variously described as the first educated architect, the first classicist, the first Renaissance architect in Britain, and the savior of British building from the long winter of the Elizabethan style. This reputation has overlooked the many ways that Jones drew on English customs in order to shape classical architecture for a domestic audience. This 2006 book explores the creation of Jones as professional architect and the development of classical architecture in England through a study of his reading, writing, and architectural practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521820271
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: books and buildings; 2. The famous Mr. Jones; 3. Building a library; 4. Conversations with the dead; 5. The hand of Inigo Jones; 6. A more masculine order; 7. Practices; 8. Conclusion: inventing the past for the present.

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