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From the shadows : the architecture and afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Author: Owen Hopkins
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662-1736) is considered one of Britain's greatest architects. He was involved in the grandest architectural projects of his age and today is best known for his London churches - six idiosyncratic edifices of white Portland stone that remain standing today, proud and tall in the otherwise radically changed cityscape. Until comparatively recently, however, Hawksmoor was thought to be, at best, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nicholas Hawksmoor; Nicholas Hawksmoor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Hopkins
ISBN: 1780235151 9781780235158
OCLC Number: 905524486
Description: 342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : The man and the myth --
Emergence --
Achievement --
Falling into shadow --
Neglect and rehabilitation --
Into the light --
Rebirth --
Hawksmoor today,
Responsibility: Owen Hopkins.

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Charting Hawksmoor's career and the decline of his reputation, Owen Hopkins offers fresh interpretations of many of his famous works - notably his three East End churches - and shows how over their  Read more...

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'A valuable new chart of Hawksmoor's potent and mysterious creations. Its originality lies in the way Owen Hopkins traces the influence of the great Baroque architect on our present moment. Written Read more...

 
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