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John Soane : an accidental romantic

Author: Gillian Darley
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was one of the most influential and original of all English architects. In this illustrated biography, Gillian Darley places Soane's life and buildings side by side, and her insights into this complex man and his turbulent life add a great deal to our understanding of his extraordinary work." "Born the son of a bricklayer, Soane was a self-made man, egotistic, irascible, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Soane; John Soane, Sir; John Soane, Sir; John Soane; John Soane; John Soane; John Soane
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Darley
ISBN: 0300081650 9780300081657 0300086954 9780300086959
OCLC Number: 42038859
Awards: Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2000
Description: x, 358 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1 Beginnings 1 --
2 To Rome and Naples 21 --
3 Sicily, Rome and Home Again 43 --
4 Return 56 --
5 Established 76 --
6 Lincoln's Inn Fields 97 --
7 The Assault on Westminster 117 --
8 Disappointments and Achievements 139 --
9 The Pitshanger Dream 150 --
10 The Royal Academy and other Business 169 --
11 'The Rough Storm of Life' 179 --
12 Pleasures and Troubles 198 --
13 Reconciliation and Death 216 --
14 The Year of Misery and Beyond 238 --
15 Paris and London 253 --
16 Polishing and Purchasing 266 --
17 Westminster at Last 287 --
18 Strange Work 299.
Responsibility: Gillian Darley.

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English architect John Soane created dramatic and unpredictable buildings that continue to inspire architects worldwide. This biography tells the story of the self-made, irascible architect's  Read more...

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