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Summerson, John 1904-1992

Overview
Works: 285 works in 1,193 publications in 4 languages and 19,281 library holdings
Genres: History  Terminology  Biography  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Redactor
Classifications: NA970, 720.942
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Most widely held works by John Summerson
Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830 by John Summerson ( Book )
163 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds
Georgian London by John Summerson ( Book )
122 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,423 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."--BOOK JACKET
The classical language of architecture by John Summerson ( Book )
84 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scripts of six talks, written for the B.B.C. and delivered in May-July 1963."
Inigo Jones by John Summerson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Inigo Jones, the first English classical architect, was famous in his own time and was the posthumous sponsor of the Palladian movement of the eighteenth century. This book, first published in 1966, reassessed Jones's life and career, cleared away the myths of attribution that surround his work, and reassigned to him projects that had disappeared from his oeuvre. Summerson's text is enhanced by a new foreword and notes by Howard Colvin, updated bibliography, and improved illustrations."--BOOK JACKET
Heavenly mansions, and other essays on architecture by John Summerson ( Book )
28 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of architectural history and theory, Heavenly Mansions interprets architecture as a reflection of the age in which it flowers, and it traces the alternating themes of fantasy and functionalism as exemplified in various styles and in the works of a number of influential men, including Christopher Wren, Viollet-le-Duc, William Butterfield, and Le Corbusier. It gives an account of John Wood and the unique English Town-Planning Tradition begun early in the eighteenth century, and of J.M. Gandy, whose two curious books of designs paralleled the Romantic Age of literature and were yet unmistakably prophetic of cubism. Succinctly summarizing 800 years of viewpoints about architecture, it ranges from Gothic architecture to the Renaissance to the influence of modern abstract art on twentieth-century architecture. This work is invaluable to students of art, architecture, and the humanities in general
Victorian architecture; four studies in evaluation by John Summerson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Christopher Wren by John Summerson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of the eighteenth century by John Summerson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and work of John Nash, architect by John Summerson ( Book )
16 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerning architecture: essays on architectural writers and writing presented to Nikolaus Pevsner by John Summerson ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unromantic castle and other essays by John Summerson ( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of Victorian London by John Summerson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The microcosm of London by John Summerson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1943 and 1947 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Nash, architect to King George IV by John Summerson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1935 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The London building world of the eighteen-sixties by John Summerson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Nicholson by Ben Nicholson ( Book )
9 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bombed buildings of Britain; a record of architectural casualties: 1940-41 by J. M Richards ( Book )
9 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood; a short account of its history and architecture by John Summerson ( Book )
32 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Architecture in England since Wren by John Summerson ( Book )
23 editions published between 1946 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
John Newenham Summerson
John Newenham Summerson Sir
John Summerson
Newenham Summerson, John 1904-1992
Sir John Summerson
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Summerson, John 1904- Sir
Summerson, John N.
Summerson, John N. 1904-1992
Summerson, John Newenham
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Summerson, John Newenham Sir
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904-
Summerson, John Newenham, Sir, 1904-1992
Summerson, John, Sir, 1904-
Summerson, Sir John
Summerson, Sir John Newenham
جون سمرصن، 1904-1992 م.
サマーソン, J
Languages
English (650)
Italian (5)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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