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Architecture of England, Scotland, and Wales (Reference Guides to National Architecture)

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The British terrain is a gold mine for the student of architecture. Ranging in era from ancient times to the present day—from Stonehenge to the Millennium Dome—this volume's 76 entries include palaces, castles, bridges, churches, country houses, and various public buildings and monuments, as well as such well-known features of British architecture and design as terraced houses, suburban semi-detached houses, and public telephone kiosks. Detailed yet accessible to nonspecialist readers, the alphabetical entries also provide cross-references and lists of additional information sources in both print and electronic formats. Appendixes list the entries by location, architectural style, and architect/designer; explain the defining characteristics of major British architectural styles; and discuss the importance of the Crown, peerage, and Parliament in British architectural history. Besides a detailed subject index, the volume includes a timeline, a general bibliography, a glossary of architectural terms, and an introduction that traces the development of British architecture from prehistoric and Roman times to the 21st century.

Written by an associate professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University, Architecture of England, Scotland, and WaleS≪/i>, part of Greenwood's Reference Guides to National Architecture series, presents architectural biographies of these countries' most famous and significant structures.

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Hadrian's Wall, Hardwick Hall, and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton were expressions of their owners' and builders' identities, while the Cenotaph and the Ditherington Flax Mill stand for those whose identities are now barely known, if indeed they were ever noted at any time. Starting with Stonehenge and moving up to the Millennial Dome, Jones (architecture, Oklahoma State U.) creates an encyclopedic review of the most significant examples of architecture, including their locations, intentions, creators and significance in terms of what they said about the people associated with them.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Besides a detailed subject index, the volume also includes a timeline, a general bibliography, a glossary of architectural terms, and an introduction that traces the development of British architecture from prehistoric and Roman times to the 21st century. * Part of the Reference Guides to National Architecture series * Provides detailed architectural 'biographies' of the buildings * Discusses architecture in its historical and cultural context

Synopsis:

A guide to the architectural history and significance of the most famous structures in the history of these storied countries.

About the Author

NIGEL R. JONES is Associate Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches design studio, perspective, and the history of Greek and Roman architecture and English Renaissance and Early American architecture, and also serves as Academic Advisor to the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture program.

Table of Contents

Entries by Location

Entries by Architectural Style

Entries by Architects, Designers, and Engineers

Simplified Summary of British Architectural Styles

Timeline of British Architecture

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London

Bath, Avon, England

Belton House, Lincolnshire, England

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England

The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London

Broadleys, Cumbria, England

Buckingham Palace, London

Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

The Cathedral Church of Christ, St. Peter's Mount and The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

Charters and the Modern Movement, Berkshire, England

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

Chester, Cheshire, England

Chiswick House, Chiswick, London

The Church of St. John the Baptist, Huntley, Gloucestershire, England

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London

Ditherington Flax Mill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The Durham Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham, England

Eaton Hall, Cheshire, England

Erddig Hall, Wrexham, Wales

Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, England

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England

Hadrian's Wall, Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend-on-Tyne, near English-Scottish border

Hampton Court Palace, London

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, England

Harewood House, Yorkshire, England

Highgrove, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

Holkham Hall, Norfolk, England

The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), Westminster, London

Ironbridge, Coalbrookedale, Shropshire, England

King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire, England

Lloyd's of London, London

London Bridge, London

London City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London

The "London Eye," The South Bank, London

Lutyens Country Houses, various sites

The Millennium Bridge, London

The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London

Number 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, London

The Parish Church of St. Giles, Wrexham, Wales

Portmeirion, Merioneth, Wales

Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, England

Public Telephone Kiosks

The Queen's House and The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, London

Red House, Bexleyheath, Kent, England

Regent's Park and Regent Street, London

The Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, England

The Royal State Coach, The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London

St. James's Palace, Pall Mall, London

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Sandringham House, Norfolk, England

The Soane Museum, London

Somerset House, The Strand, London

Spencer House, Green Park, London

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stourhead, Wiltshire, England

Suburban Semi-Detached Houses, various sites

Syon House, Middlesex (London)

Terraced Houses, Various Sites

Tower Bridge, London

The Tower of London, London

Trafalgar Square, London

Tyntesfield, Somerset, England

Westminster Abbey, The Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, Westminster, London

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

Appendix: The Monarchy, the Peerage, and the Parliament

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313318504
Author:
Jones, Nigel R.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Jones, Nigel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
England
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Series:
Reference Guides to National Architecture
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.60x6.28x1.36 in. 1.66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Besides a detailed subject index, the volume also includes a timeline, a general bibliography, a glossary of architectural terms, and an introduction that traces the development of British architecture from prehistoric and Roman times to the 21st century. * Part of the Reference Guides to National Architecture series * Provides detailed architectural 'biographies' of the buildings * Discusses architecture in its historical and cultural context
"Synopsis" by , A guide to the architectural history and significance of the most famous structures in the history of these storied countries.
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