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Vitruvius Britannicus: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century British Architecture

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A consortium of British architects and their patrons rebelled against the early eighteenth century's Baroque excesses and turned instead toward the Renaissance works of Andrea Palladio for inspiration. These Neo-Palladians guided the course of British architecture toward classical principles, and the Vitruvius Britannicus (British Vitruvius) reflects their vision. A sumptuous collection of magnificent copperplate engravings, it depicts great English country houses and public buildings.

Published between 1715 and 1725 in a three-folio set, the Vitruvius Britannicus documents in meticulous detail many of the buildings from the previous two centuries. Its 300 illustrations include facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views. Featured buildings include those designed by Inigo Jones, the seventeenth-century architect who introduced Palladianism to England; the work of Sir John Vanbrugh, whose innovative Classical-Revival architecture retained a Baroque flair; and contemporary designs, including those of the author, Scottish architect Colen Campbell.

The popularity of this volume fostered the development of the Neo-Palladian movement, and Vitruvius Britannicus continues to influence architects and designers. Handsome and modestly priced, this new edition is an essential complement to any design library.

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This groundbreaking work established Neo-Palladianism as the national style, overthrowing Baroque trends and anointing Inigo Jones as the British Vitruvius. Its 300 illustrations include facades, grounds, exteriors, and perspective views.

Synopsis:

Perhaps the greatest achievement of 18th century English architectural thought, this groundbreaking work established Palladianism as the national style, unifying the nation's landscape. Originally published in three volumes, it features 300 extremely detailed illustrations, blueprints, and cross sections of country homes and parks. No design library is complete without this amazingly influential work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447995
Author:
Campbell, Colen
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- Great Britain.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Architecture
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 2.17 lb

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This groundbreaking work established Neo-Palladianism as the national style, overthrowing Baroque trends and anointing Inigo Jones as the British Vitruvius. Its 300 illustrations include facades, grounds, exteriors, and perspective views.
"Synopsis" by ,
Perhaps the greatest achievement of 18th century English architectural thought, this groundbreaking work established Palladianism as the national style, unifying the nation's landscape. Originally published in three volumes, it features 300 extremely detailed illustrations, blueprints, and cross sections of country homes and parks. No design library is complete without this amazingly influential work.

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