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Colvin, Howard 1919-2007

Overview
Works: 205 works in 645 publications in 2 languages and 8,018 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Sources  Dictionaries  Biography  Designs and plans  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Collector, Compiler, Honoree, Redactor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: NA970, 720.9421
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Most widely held works by Howard Colvin
A biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840 by Howard Colvin( Book )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work of reference on the history of British architecture contains biographical information on some 2,000 architects who practised in England, Scotland and Wales from the time of Inigo Jones (1573-1652) to that of William Burn (1789-1870) and Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). This new edition is the fourth of what began in 1954 as A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, and 62 newly identified architects and about 700 buildings have been added since the previous edition." "The dictionary lists every building of importance whose architect can be identified, together with such details as dates of erection and demolition, style, and references to illustrations and published descriptions. Besides a concise biography of each architect, the book provides, whenever possible, a brief assessment of the quality of the architect's work. All architectural books published by British architects of the period 1600-1840 are listed under their authors, and there are full indices of persons and buildings. The dictionary is prefaced by an introductory essay on the history of architectural practice in Britain between 1600 and 1840." "The book is an essential tool for architectural historians, conservationists and local historians in England, Scotland and Wales." --Book Jacket
Architecture and the after-life by Howard Colvin( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the king's works by Howard Colvin( Book )

62 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical dictionary of English architects, 1660-1840 by Howard Colvin( Book )

30 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in English architectural history by Howard Colvin( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Unbuilt Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building accounts of King Henry III by Howard Colvin( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgian London by John Summerson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic of English architectural history (first published more than half a century ago), John Summerson provided a perceptive and highly readable account of a major building period in the history of London. Encompassing the architecture of the capital from the Great Fire of 1666 through the city's early nineteenth-century expansion, the book remains an indispensable guide to the genesis and development of Georgian London." "Summerson examines the way in which building in late Stuart and Georgian London was conditioned by social, economic and financial circumstances. He discusses the origins of the London squares, the characteristic forms of London street architecture, the great Georgian public buildings, the industrial architecture of the docklands, and the suburban developments of the early nineteenth century. The major Georgian buildings of the capital are critically discussed and the contributions of their architects evaluated with characteristic wit and elegance." "While Summerson's text is essentially unchanged in this edition, it has been corrected in the light of new research, expanded to include a few significant buildings that were originally overlooked, and enhanced with new illustrations. The Appendix of surviving Georgian buildings has also been carefully updated."--Jacket
The White Canons in England by Howard Colvin( Book )

15 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Premonstratensian order
Of building : Roger North's writings on architecture by Roger North( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Country seat: studies in the history of the British country house presented to Sir John Summerson on his sixty-fifth birthday together with a select bibliography of his published writings by Howard Colvin( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal buildings by Howard Colvin( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire : a hidden house revealed by National Trust (Great Britain)( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Quadrangle : St. John's College, Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Quadrangle at St. John's College is one of the most famous and beautiful of Oxford's historic buildings. It was built in 1631-6 at the expense of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, as a gift to his old college and to celebrate his own rise to power as Chancellor of the University and one of the greatest men in Charles I's England. This book describes how the quadrangle was built, investigates the sources of the design and the iconography of the sculptural decoration, and puts forward some new ideas about the place of the Canterbury Quadrangle in English architectural history. The author also investigates the complicated history of the library which occupies two of its sides, and discusses the changing attitudes towards the conservation of the quadrangle that have prevailed during the last hundred years
A catalogue of architectural drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries in the Library of Worcester College, Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

21 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural drawings from Lowther Castle Westmorland by Howard Colvin( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Souls, an Oxford College and its buildings by Howard Colvin( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ackermann's Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the sources of English architectural history by Howard Colvin( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the King's works by Great Britain( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essays in English architectural history
Alternative Names
Colvin, H.M.

Colvin, H. M. 1919-2007

Colvin, H. M. (Howard Montagu), 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard.

Colvin Howard 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard M.

Colvin, Howard M. 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard Montagu

Colvin, Howard Montague 1919-2007

Howard Colvin britischer Architekturhistoriker

Howard Colvin British architectural historian

Howard Colvin Brits kunsthistoricus (1919-2007)

Howard Montagu Colvin

Languages
English (319)

German (1)

Covers
Essays in English architectural historyUnbuilt OxfordGeorgian London