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Lord Burlington : architecture, art and life

Author: T C Barnard; Jane Clark
Publisher: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The importance of the third earl of Burlington (1695-1753) as a patron and practitioner of the arts, especially of architecture, has long been recognised. Indeed he has been credited with sponsoring the Palladian revival in England. His achievement at Chiswick House is examined here in detail by Richard Hewlings, who traces Burlington's ideas at Chiswick to exact sources in Classical and Renaissance architecture.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Richard Boyle Burlington, Earl of; Richard Boyle Burlington, Earl of; Richard Boyle; Richard Boyle of Burlington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T C Barnard; Jane Clark
ISBN: 1852850949 9781852850944
OCLC Number: 33337032
Description: xviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Howard Colvin --
1. Chiswick House and Gardens: Appearance and Meaning / Richard Hewlings --
2. Edward Lovett Pearce and the New Junta for Architecture / Edward McParland --
3. Land and the Limits of Loyalty: The Second Earl of Cork and First Earl of Burlington (1612-98) / T.C. Barnard --
4. The Political Career of the Third Earl of Burlington / Eveline Cruickshanks --
5. 'Avowed Friend and Patron': The Third Earl of Burlington and Alexander Pope / Howard Erskine-Hill --
6. The Aeneid in the Age of Burlington: A Jacobite Text? / Murray G.H. Pittock --
7. 'Lord Burlington is Here' / Jane Clark.
Responsibility: edited by Toby Barnard and Jane Clark.
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The importance of the third earl of Burlington (1695-1753) as a patron and practitioner of the arts, especially of architecture, has long been recognised. Indeed he has been credited with sponsoring the Palladian revival in England. His achievement at Chiswick House is examined here in detail by Richard Hewlings, who traces Burlington's ideas at Chiswick to exact sources in Classical and Renaissance architecture. His original and outstanding contribution, which constitutes the first half of the book, marks a fundamental advance in the interpretation of Burlington's architecture and its meaning. Despite Burlington's fame, surprisingly little has been written about him. Lord Burlington: Architecture, Art and Life presents a modern reassessment of his career, while setting him in a broader context than has usually been the case, to reflect both his interests outside architecture and to present his character in the round. Architecture is given pride of place, but his other interests, in land-owning, politics and literature, are also examined, throwing much new light on an exceptionally significant and attractive figure.

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