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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.<P>The collection includes five essays never before published, including one which looks afresh at the architectural apparatus of sixteenth-century state entries and another that explores the use of caryatids and other formalized human figures in English architecture from Tudor times onwards. The author also offers reprinted essays, revised where necessary, on such topics as the idea of a "Court Style" in medieval English architecture, the south front of Wilton House, and the infiltration of the Georgian Office of Works by an architectural pressure group led by Lord Burlington. Several essays reflect the author's long-standing interest in the problem of the persistence of Gothic architecture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and its revival in the eighteenth, and another treats his equally longstanding interest in the history of the architectural profession. The author concludes with his recollections of what can now be seen as a golden age of English architectural research in the years following the Second World War.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. Royal gardens in medieval England
  2. Was there a 'court style' in medieval English architecture? --Church building in Devon in the sixteenth century
  3. Recycling the monasteries: demolition and reuse by the Tudor government, 1536-47
  4. Pompous entries and English architecture
  5. Herms, terms and Caryatids in English architecture
  6. The south front of Wilton House
  7. Thorpe Hall and its architect
  8. Chesterton House, Warwickshire
  9. Robert Hooke and Ramsbury Manor
  10. The rebuilding of the Church of St Mary Aldermary after the great fire of London
  11. John Aubrey's Chronologia architectonica
  12. Gothic survival and Gothic revival
  13. The grand bridge in Blenheim Park (with Alistair Rowan) --Lord Burlington and the office of works
  14. Architect and client in Georgian England
  15. Lease or demolish? The problem of the redundant country house in Georgian England
  16. Writing A biographical dictionary of British architects
  17. The author's principal writings on architectural history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300070347
Author:
Colvin, Howard Montagu
Publisher:
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Author:
Colvin, Howard
Location:
New Haven, Ct. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
International Architecture - British
Subject:
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.13 x 7.88 in 2.96 lb

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