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Willis, Robert 1800-1875

Overview
Works: 82 works in 363 publications in 3 languages and 2,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Terminology  Pictorial works  Local history 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: LF110, 378.42
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Most widely held works by Robert Willis
The architectural history of the University of Cambridge and of the colleges of Cambridge and Eton by Robert Willis( Book )

59 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of Canterbury cathedral by Robert Willis( Book )

27 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and Latin and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised and reset edition of the authoritative Victorian work. Professor Willis marries eyewitness accounts by Eadmer, Gervase and other sources, such as William of Malmesbury and Matthew Paris, with his own acute observations, creating a vivid impression of the Saxon, Norman and later cathedral. The text is interspersed with superb wood engravings which, in many cases, offer a clarity which is hard to achieve with photography
Principles of mechanism by Robert Willis( Book )

25 editions published between 1841 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Willis (1800-1875) was a scientist, inventor and architectural historian of international repute. As Jacksonian Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge, he demonstrated specially made mechanical devices to huge audiences. First published in 1841, Principles of Mechanism provided the theory behind the demonstrations. He defined mechanism as the means by which any relations of motion could be realised. The book was extremely influential, with all books in English, French, and German on the subject for the next
Remarks on the architecture of the middle ages, especially of Italy by Robert Willis( Book )

15 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Cambridge, Robert Willis (1800-75) mostly lectured on mechanism, and was elected an honorary member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1838. But Willis's interests also included Italian Gothic architecture, and his observations on the style, amassed in 1832-3 while travelling in France, Italy and Germany, were presented in this book, first published in 1835. The work is a pioneering study of Italian Gothic, a mode overlooked by his contemporaries, and key examples are brought together. It places Italian Gothic architecture within a European context and argues that the style represents an evolutionary assemblage of architectural motifs from different places and earlier periods. Willis's narrative refocused attention on Italian Gothic, winning the approval of the Institution of British Architects, which made him an honorary member in the year of its publication
Architectural history of some English cathedrals: a collection in two parts of papers delivered during the years 1842-1863 by Robert Willis( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of Glastonbury Abbey by Robert Willis( Book )

12 editions published between 1866 and 1990 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of Winchester Cathedral by Robert Willis( Book )

18 editions published between 1846 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical essays on mill work and other machinery by Robertson Buchanan( Book )

8 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the strength of materials with rules for application in architecture, the construction of suspension bridges, railways, etc by Peter Barlow( Book )

8 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive work from the 19th century covers the strength of materials with regard to construction of buildings, bridges and railways, etc. and includes an appendix on the power of locomotive engines and the effect of inclined planes and gradients
The Holy city. Historical, topographical, and antiquarian notices of Jerusalem by George Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem by Robert Willis( Book )

10 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of Chichester cathedral by Robert Willis( Book )

11 editions published between 1861 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the construction of the vaults of the middle ages by Robert Willis( Book )

12 editions published between 1842 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural nomenclature of the middle ages by Robert Willis( Book )

8 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of the Sextry Barn at Ely, lately demolished by Robert Willis( Book )

3 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architectural history of York Cathedral by Robert Willis( Book )

6 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural history of some English cathedrals : a collection in 2 parts of papers delivered during the years 1842-1863 by Robert Willis( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy city; or, Historical, topographical notices of Jerusalem; with some account of its antiquities and of its present condition by George Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The architectural history of the University of Cambridge and of the colleges of Cambridge and Eton
Alternative Names
Robert Willis

Robert Willis Brits ingenieur (1800-1875)

Willis, R.

Willis, R. 1800-1875

Willis, R. (Robert), 1800-1875

Уиллис, Роберт

Languages
English (248)

Spanish (6)

Latin (1)

Covers
The architectural history of Canterbury cathedralPrinciples of mechanismThe architectural history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem