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Essays in English architectural history / Howard Colvin.

Author/Creator:
Colvin, Howard Montagu.
Publication:
New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1999.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Subjects:
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Local subjects:
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Summary:
"Widely acknowledged as Britain's leading architectural historian, Sir Howard Colvin has been responsible for fundamental research that has helped to bring about a renaissance in English architectural history in the second half of the twentieth century. In this volume, Colvin gathers eighteen new and revised essays written throughout his distinguished career."--Jacket.
Contents:
Royal gardens in medieval England
Was there a 'court style' in medieval English architecture?
Church building in Devon in the sixteenth century
Recycling the monasteries: demolition and reuse by the Tudor government, 1536-47
Pompous entries and English architecture
Herms, terms and Caryatids in English architecture
The south front of Wilton House
Thorpe Hall and its architect
Chesterton House, Warwickshire
Robert Hooke and Ramsbury Manor
The rebuilding of the Church of St Mary Aldermary after the great fire of London
John Aubrey's Chronologia architectonica
Gothic survival and Gothic revival
The grand bridge in Blenheim Park (with Alistair Rowan)
Lord Burlington and the office of works
Architect and client in Georgian England
Lease or demolish? The problem of the redundant country house in Georgian England
Writing A biographical dictionary of British architects
The author's principal writings on architectural history.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-303) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Ellis A. Wasson, Ph.D.
ISBN:
0300070349 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
40433195
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