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Mowl, Tim

Overview
Works: 84 works in 234 publications in 2 languages and 3,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA965, 720.94209031
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tim Mowl
Elizabethan & Jacobean style by Tim Mowl( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the accession of Elizabeth in 1558 to James I's death in 1625, a delayed Renaissance swept England, and prevaded the domestic architecture and interiors of the day. This book shows how classical detail was fused with a Tudor venacular to create a style of enduring popularity
Trumpet at a distant gate : the lodge as prelude to the country house by Tim Mowl( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture without kings : the rise of Puritan classicism under Cromwell by Tim Mowl( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key to the puritan minimalist classicism of 17th-century English architecture was the work of Inigo Jones. This work reassesses both Jones and his apprentice, John Webb. It places the work of Roger Pratt above that of Isaac de Cans, arguing that he must be considered the true disciple of Jones
Horace Walpole : the great outsider by Tim Mowl( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horace Walpole, wilful and effete son of Britain's first and most down-to-earth of Prime Ministers, made an unexpectedly powerful impression on his times, and his influence has lasted. Strawberry Hill, his frail castle-villa, became the resort of princes and inspired a century of Gothic revivalism. His novel, The Castle of Otranto, never yet out of print, engendered whole libraries of Gothic fantasy. When he returned to politics he plotted the removal of a government and astutely manoeuvred his inept friend Conway almost to 10 Downing Street. Denied Cabinet office by his reputation as a pervert, he took revenge in the seductive, tendentious memoirs that have since blackened the leading Whig dynasty in all later histories." "Until now the image of Horace Walpole has been distorted. Earlier this century, Wilmarth Lewis, a rich American scholar, collected virtually all Walpole's surviving letters and papers and edited them in 48 impressive volumes. But Lewis was a conventional man of his times and could not bring himself to recognize Walpole's homosexuality and its implications. He missed, and encouraged visiting scholars to miss, the true motivation behind his hero's life." "This is the first study of Horace Walpole to give a complete and convincing picture of the whole man. It is the first to show that, despite his aristocratic connections, Walpole was a sexual and social outsider whose talents as an intriguer and publicist were used to serve his own agenda. Also revealed for the first time is Walpole's passionate affair with the 9th Earl of Lincoln. The ending of the relationship, and Walpole's subsequent resentment of Lincoln's relatives, affected his judgement, friendships and emotions for the rest of his life." "This book will initiate a radical revision of eighteenth-century politics, architecture and literature."--Jacket
An insular rococo : architecture, politics and society in Ireland and England, 1710-1770 by Tim Mowl( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1710 and 1770, the Rococo style should, in the normal course of events, have been Britain's prevailing decorative style, at once inventive, ornate, elegant and playful. This is the first book to describe and explain its oddly frustrated course in England and, in vivid contrast, its brilliant flourishing in Ireland. Architectural historians have tried to make the best of the Palladian Revival that occurred after 1714. But in fact Palladianism was a cultural disaster, a retrograde step imposed upon a chauvinistic ruling class which left England dependent for the internal decor of its aristocratic houses on memories of ruined Roman baths or the improvisations of itinerant Italo-Swiss stucco workers. England's eventual response to the decorative failings of Palladianism was the 'Gothick'. Ireland, more sophisticated in the technical education of its craftsmen and artists, not only devised its own subtle 'insular' Rococo, but exported this mode successfully to the West of England in a gesture of cultural colonialism."--Jacket
Gentlemen & players : gardeners of the English landscape by Tim Mowl( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gentlemen and Players: Gardeners of the English Landscape traces the development of garden style through the owners who projected them and the gardeners who worked in them. There was an interchange of ideas, technologies and discoveries as theories were absorbed, popularised and then discarded in a fascinating sequence of action and reaction." "Two special features of the book are the garden 'tours', one for each designer or group of designers, and key texts by the gardeners themselves. These offer recreations of the grounds in their prime and allow us a close insight into the moods of their conception. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white, with contemporary reproductions, plans and modern photographs, and with a comprehensive bibliography, this book is essential reading for students of the history of art and architecture, garden and cultural history. It will also prove a stimulating and enjoyable companion for visitors to historic gardens, and interested gardeners everywhere."--Jacket
William Kent : architect, designer, opportunist by Tim Mowl( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kent (1685-1748) was a con man who became one of the artistic geniuses of his age. He was a high camp Yorkshire bachelor, brought back by Lord Burlington from an artistic apprenticeship in Rome where he had painted for a cardinal and won prizes from a pope
John Wood : architect of obsession by Tim Mowl( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stylistic cold wars : Betjeman versus Pevsner by Tim Mowl( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Beckford : composing for Mozart by Tim Mowl( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Beckford had two lives. One was real and sensational, the other was the forgery of elegant lies and half-truths he invented in Bath retirement after the young Disraeli, in a spirit of sly mischief, had sent him a homoerotic epic based loosely on Beckford's own career. Biographers have been bemused by his faked letters and dream encounters with celebrities - the 'composing for Mozart' syndrome. His real life was infinitely more stimulating and significant; he stands as the pivotal Romantic between Horace Walpole's timidity and Lord Byron's blazing self-confidence."--Jacket
Historic gardens of Gloucestershire by Tim Mowl( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic gardens of Dorset by Tim Mowl( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides an authoritative and accessible guide to the historic gardens of Dorset, from the exquisite manor houses of the 16th and 17th centuries to the inspired creations of the 20th century
To build the second city : architects and craftsmen of Georgian Bristol by Tim Mowl( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic gardens of Cornwall by Tim Mowl( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bristol : city on the edge by Tim Mowl( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palladian bridges : Prior Park and the Whig connection by Tim Mowl( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bristol : last age of the merchant princes by Tim Mowl( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Bristol eye : the city seen from new perspectives by Tim Mowl( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic gardens of Worcestershire by Tim Mowl( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic gardens of Somerset by Tim Mowl( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Elizabethan & Jacobean style
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Architecture without kings : the rise of Puritan classicism under CromwellHorace Walpole : the great outsiderAn insular rococo : architecture, politics and society in Ireland and England, 1710-1770Gentlemen & players : gardeners of the English landscapeWilliam Kent : architect, designer, opportunistStylistic cold wars : Betjeman versus PevsnerWilliam Beckford : composing for MozartHistoric gardens of Gloucestershire
Alternative Names
Mowl, Tim 1951-

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Languages
English (146)

Italian (1)