In this groundbreaking volume, conventional assumptions about one of England’s greatest and most influential classical architects are turned on their head. Traditionally, Inigo Jones has been looked upon as an isolated, even old-fashioned, figure in European architecture, still espousing the Palladian ideals of the 16th century when European contemporaries were turning to the Baroque. Yet an investigation of contemporary European architecture and of Jones’s buildings belies this impression, demonstrating that Jones must be viewed in the context of a European-wide, early-17th-century classicist movement.
Giles Worsley examines the full range of Jones’s architecture, from humble stable to royal palace. Worsley shows that key motifs that have been seen as proof of Jones’s Palladian loyaltiesparticularly the Serliana, the portico, and the centrally planned villahave a much older and deeper meaning as symbols of sovereignty. The book transforms our understanding not only of Inigo Jones but also of the architecture of his time.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||280.00(w) x 220.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Inigo Jones's Early Life 5
Jones and Italy 19
Jones and Southern Germany 31
Jones and France 39
Jones and the Netherlands 49
Jones, Serlio and the Astylar Manner 71
Jones, Palladio, Scamozzi and Rubens 93
The Architecture of Sovereignty I: The Portico 123
The Architecture of Sovereignty II: The Serliana 137
The Architecture of Sovereignty III: Whitehall Palace 157
Jones's Legacy 175
Select Bibliography 209
Photograph Credits 212