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Joseph Gandy : an architectural visionary in Georgian England

Author: Brian Lukacher
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph Gandy dreams of being a great architect were frustrated, and his fame rests on the imaginative power of his unrealized projects, on his superbly imagined reconstruction of Greek and Roman  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Michael Gandy; Joseph Michael Gandy; Joseph Michael Gandy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lukacher
ISBN: 0500342210 9780500342213
OCLC Number: 72796992
Description: 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 traces his early training and foreign travel; Chapter 2 his obsession with sepulchres and monuments; Chapter 3 his doomed efforts to be an architect; Chapter 4 the huge canvases in which he sought to recreate the classical world; Chapter 5 his partnership with Soane, who owed him so much; and Chapter 6 his eccentric and finally demented quest to construct a unified theory of the history of architecture.
Responsibility: Brian Lukacher.

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