John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

by Gillian Darley
ISBN-10:
0300086954
ISBN-13:
9780300086959
Pub. Date:
07/28/2000
Publisher:
Yale University Press
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John Soane: An Accidental Romantic

John Soane (1753-1837), one of the most influential and original of all English architects, created dramatic and unpredictable buildings that continue to inspire architects of many schools. This lavishly illustrated biography tells the story of the self-made, irascible architect's turbulent life and the remarkable buildings he designed, including the Bank of England, the Dulwich Art Gallery, and an array of other private and public commissions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300086959
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vi
Beginnings
1(20)
To Rome and Naples
21(22)
Sicily, Rome and Home Again
43(13)
Return
56(20)
Established
76(21)
Lincoln's Inn Fields
97(20)
The Assault on Westminster
117(22)
Disappointments and Achievements
139(11)
The Pitshanger Dream
150(19)
The Royal Academy and other Business
169(10)
'The Rough Storm of Life'
179(19)
Pleasures and Troubles
198(18)
Reconciliation and Death
216(22)
The Year of Misery and Beyond
238(15)
Paris and London
253(13)
Polishing and Purchasing
266(21)
Westminster at Last
287(12)
Strange Work
299(25)
Postscript 324(4)
Bibliographical Abbreviations 328(1)
Notes 329(18)
Index 347(11)
Photographic Acknowledgements 358

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