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Architects and intellectual culture in post-restoration England

Author: Matthew Walker, (Historian)
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Architects, Builders, and Intellectual Culture in Restoration England' charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in substantial numbers. This occurred after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and involved people such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North. Matthew Walker explores how these figures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Walker, (Historian)
ISBN: 9780198746355 0198746350
OCLC Number: 1012893768
Description: xiii, 227 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Practising Architecture --
2. Collecting Architecture --
3. Discovering Architecture --
4. Inventing Architecture.
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Looking to the works of prominent architects and intellectuals such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North, this volume explores the origins of the study of architecture  Read more...

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Walker has produced an absorbing, thoroughly researched account. The text coheres and interlocks and presents some hitherto less regarded material * John Bold, Burlington Magazine *

 
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