Birth of Modern London: Development and Design of the City, 1660-1720

Birth of Modern London: Development and Design of the City, 1660-1720

by Elizabeth McKellar

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Birth of Modern London: Development and Design of the City, 1660-1720 by Elizabeth McKellar

The period between 1660-1720 witnessed the foundation of modern London. The city was transformed after the great fire from a tight warren of medieval timber-framed building into a landscape of brick houses laid out in squares and spacious streets. This book examines the building boom of the period, and the speculative developers who created that landscape, their working practices, the role of craftsmen, and the design thinking which led to the creation of a new prototype for English housing. Focusing on this period as a distinct phase in London's architectural development, this book offers a radical reinterpretation of the adoption of Renaissance styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719040764
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 06/23/2001
Series: Studies in Design Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth McKellar is Lecturer in Art History at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London.

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