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The Renaissance villa in Britain, 1500-1700

Author: Malcolm Airs; Geoffrey Tyack
Publisher: Reading : Spire Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book leading architectural and garden historians trace villa life in Britain for the first time. Through a series of thematic chapters and individual case studies they explain its social background and achievements. Famous buildings such as Inigo Jones's Queen's House at Greenwich are analysed and reinterpreted, along with lesser-known houses and gardens in the London area, the English provinces, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Airs, Malcolm.
Renaissance villa in Britain, 1500-1700.
Reading : Spire Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608135023
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Airs; Geoffrey Tyack
ISBN: 190496513X 9781904965138
OCLC Number: 153575950
Description: 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The English villa : sources, forms and functions / Nicholas Cooper --
2. A place to 'cultivate the soul' : the idea of the villa in the sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries / Paula Henderson --
3. Halls into vestibules / Andor Gomme --
4. Some later Jacobean villas in Scotland / Charles McKean --
5. Plain English or Anglo-Palladian? : seventeenth-century country villa plans / Patricia Smith --
6. Gardens and courtyards of the seventeenth-century villa and smaller house / Sally Jeffery --
7. The environs of London : the suburban villa as rural retreat / Caroline Knight --
8. Inigo Jones's designs for the Queen's house in 1616 / Gordon Higgott --
9. Tart Hall : the Countess of Arundel's 'casino' at Whitehall / Dianne Duggan --
10. Kew Palace / Lee Prosser and Lucy Worsley --
11. Country retreats in seventeenth-century Hertfordshire / Paul Hunneyball --
12. Forty Hall and Tyttenhanger / Elain Harwood --
13. Winslow Hall / Pete Smith.
Responsibility: Malcolm Airs and Geoffrey Tyack.
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Leading architectural and garden historians trace the early history of the villa in Britain for the first time. The alluring ideal of villa life originated in classical antiquity, was revived in  Read more...

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