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John Soane, architect : master of space and light

Author: John Soane; Margaret Richardson; Mary Anne Stevens; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Royal Academy of Arts, [1999].
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The essays in this text demonstrate the two dominant qualities that run through Soane's work: his handling of space (primarily his interiors); and the evolution of his abstracted linear style. His life and public role is also considered.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: John Soane; John Soane, Sir; John Soane, Sir; John Soane
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Soane; Margaret Richardson; Mary Anne Stevens; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0300081952 9780300081954 0900946806 9780900946806
OCLC Number: 42038763
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Sept. 11-Dec. 3, 1999.
Reprint withan updated and expanded bibliography.
Description: 302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Sponsor's preface --
President's foreword --
Exhibition organisation --
Acknowledgements and lenders to the exhibition --
Soane: the man and his circle / Gillian Darley --
Soane's spaces and the matter of fragmentation / Robin Middleton --
Soane: the royal academician and the public realm / David Watkin --
Soane's legacy / Margaret Richardson --
'Wall, ceiling, enclosure and light': Soane's designs for domes / Christopher Woodward --
Soane: the pragmatic architect / Ptolemy Dean --
Beginnings and early training / Gillian Darley --
A Royal Academy student in architecture / Nicholas Savage --
The grand tour / Gillian Darley --
Early practice: country houses and the primitive / Ptolemy Dean --
Wimpole Hall / Christopher Woodward --
Tyringham / Margaret Richardson --
Pitzhanger Manor / Heather Ewing --
The Soane family tomb / Christopher Woodward --
Pell Wall / John Wibberley, Barry Clayton --
The Bank of England / Daniel Abramson --
The Processional Route / Sean Sawyer --
Freemasons' Hall / David Watkin --
The Law Courts / Sean Sawyer --
Imaginative compositions / Margaret Richardson --
Chronology --
Chronological list of Soane's building projects --
Bibliography --
Glossary --Index --
Photographic acknowledgements.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Richardson and MaryAnne Stevens.

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The essays in this text demonstrate the two dominant qualities that run through Soane's work: his handling of space (primarily his interiors); and the evolution of his abstracted linear style. His life and public role is also considered.

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