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Sir William Chambers : architect to George III / edited by John Harris and Michael Snodin.

Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press in association with the Courtauld Galley, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, c1996.
Format/Description:
Book
229 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Chambers, William, Sir, 1726-1796.
Architects -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Chambers, William, Sir, 1723-1796.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Summary:
Brought up in Sweden by Scottish parents, trained in France, a visitor to China and India, Sir William Chambers (1726-96) was by far the most internationally minded British architect of his time. Settling in London in 1755, Chambers became a favourite of King George III and went on to hold the highest official architectural offices and to build public and private commissions throughout the British Isles. Leading scholars of the period present current research on Chambers's Scandinavian and French connections; his Italian studies and projects; his relationship with British royalty; his commissioned buildings, interiors, and gardens; his furniture and metalwork designs; and his Treatise. This richly illustrated book accompanies the Sir William Chambers exhibition opening at the Courtauld Gallery, which now occupies the Fine Rooms at Somerset House, in October 1996.
Contents:
Chambers and Sweden / Magnus Olausson
Chambers in France and Italy / Janine Barrier
Franco-Roman triumph : the casino at Marino / John Harris
Sir William Chambers and George III / Jane Roberts
Sir William Chambers and Kew Gardens / John Harris
Chambers, W.A treatise on civil architecture, London 1759 / Robin Middleton
Villa and the classical country house / Giles Worsley
Town houses / Joseph Friedman
Somerset House and other public buildings / John Newman
Interiors and ornament / Michael Snodin
Silver, ormolu and ceramics / Hilary Young
Sir William Chambers and Joseph Wilton / Joan Coutu
Chambers and architectural draughtsmanship / Giles Worsley
Viceroy of the Academy : Sir William Chambers and the royal protection of the arts / Nicholas Savage.
Notes:
"Published in the occasion of the exhibition ... Courtauld Gallery, London 10 October 1996-5 January 1997; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm 20 February-20 April 1997"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-208).
"Published in the occasion of the exhibition ... Courtauld Gallery, London 10 October 1996-5 January 1997; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm 20 February-20 April 1997"--Title page verso.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Ellis A. Wasson, Ph.D.
Contributor:
Harris, John, 1931-
Snodin, Michael.
Courtauld Institute of Art.
Nationalmuseum (Sweden)
Harris, John, 1931- , Editor
Snodin, Michael. , Editor
ISBN:
0300069405 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0300069413 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
34669468
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