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James "Athenian" Stuart by Susan Weber Soros; James Stuart; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture Staff (Contribution by); Victoria and Albert Museum Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2007-01-09
The creation of the "Greek style" and its pervasive impact in England and on the Continent during the third quarter of the eighteenth century was largely due to James Stuart's landmark multi-volume publicationAntiquities of Athens, coauthored with Nicholas Revett. Stuart, subsequently known as "Athenian" Stuart, went on to a highly influential career that spanned the fields of architecture, interior decoration, furnishings, sculpture, and metalwork. This lavishly illustrated book is the first to examine Stuart's multi-dimensional career and the full scope of his contributions as designer, artist, and tastemaker. An international team of scholars consider each area of Stuart's work, his early training, interest in archaeology, unique network of patrons, poor record for completing projects, and legacy. With illustrations and discussion of the stunning neo-classical furnishings he created at Spencer House, the Greek Doric Temple at Hagley, and numerous other remarkable projects, the book brings Stuart's achievements to light more clearly than ever before.
The Town House in Georgian London by Rachel Stewart
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Stepping away from conventional analyses of materials or style and into the previously unexplored world of the house owner, this book takes a fresh look at both the social, as well as the architectural, importance of the 18th-century London town house. Drawing on rich and entertaining evidence—both documentary and anecdotal—Rachel Stewart explores why, and how, so many people pursued life in the city. She not only discusses some of the major architects of the day and their most famous buildings, but she also uncovers what occupants of town houses thought about their property; why and how they chose or built their houses; how they paid for them, used them, decorated them, and disposed of them; and what uses it had for them beyond simple accommodation.
The Small House in Eighteenth-Century London by Peter Guillery
Publication Date: 2004-06-10
"With its blend of social and architectural history, evocative illustrations and gazetteer of houses surveyed, this book is a treasure trove of information on eighteenth-century London, its homes and the people who lived in them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The City Churches of Sir Christopher Wren by Paul Jeffery
Publication Date: 2007-06-15
The Great Fire of 1666 devastated the centre of London, with a loss of old St Paul's and eighty-six parish churches. Sir Christopher Wren, working with Commissioners appointed by Parliament, was responsible for rebuilding the cathedral and fifty-one of the parish churches, although the immediate need to start rebuilding made his design for an overall replanning of the City impossible. The work was funded by a tax on coals brought into the City of London. Much has been written about Wren's rebuilding of St Paul's, while the other fifty-ne parish chirches he was appointed to reconstruct are generally overlooked. This is the first modern book to examine them as a whole. Paul Jeffery describes how and when the churches were built, exploring the respective contributions of Wren and of his two principal assistants, Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Designs in architecture [electronic resource] : consisting of plans, elevations, and sections, for temples, baths, cassines, pavilions, garden-seats, obelisks, and other buildings; for decorating Pleasure - Ground, Parks, Forests, &c. &c. Engraved on 38 copper-plates. By John Soan
London : printed for I. Taylor, at the Bible and Crown, in Holborn, near Chancery-Lane, M,DCC,LXXVIII.