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Classical architecture in Britain : the Heroic Age /
Giles Worsley
imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1995.
description
xiii, 349 p. : ill. (some col.)
ISBN
0300058969
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imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1995.
isbn
0300058969
general note
"Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art".
catalogue key
1260390
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Giles Worsley notes that architectural styles do not always supersede one another but can co-exist, although one style may be dominant. Focusing on the Palladian classical tradition, introduced by Inigo Jones in the 1610s, he shows that this tradition did not die out with Jones's death and revive only during the first half of the eighteenth century, as is commonly assumed, but remained viable until the end of the eighteenth century, rivalling the baroque and rococo styles. Worsley argues that neo-classicism, generally seen as a generic description of architecture in the late eighteenth century, was actually prevalent in British architecture in varying degrees of strength as early as 1615. He examines the architecture of Scotland, Ireland and North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and shows how styles were influenced by English Palladianism. He also places Palladianism in a European context, pointing out that it was not an isolated phenomenon but was an important feature of Italian, French, Dutch and German architecture during this time. The book thus not only sheds fresh light on British architecture but also provides a new outlook on European and American architecture as a whole.
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Acknowledgements
Prologue
No Lonely Genius: Inigo Jones and His Contemporariesp. 1
Post-Restoration Palladianismp. 21
Neo-Classicism from Jones to Hawksmoorp. 45
Late Seventeenth-century Architecture and the Baroque Interludep. 65
Removing the Palladian Straight-jacketp. 85
Towards the Establishment of a Neo-Palladian Stylep. 105
Palladian Neo-Classicismp. 131
Palladianism on the Peripheries: Scotland, Ireland and the Americas before 1748p. 153
The Continuing Gothic Traditionp. 175
The Palladian Interior and the Importance of Garden Buildingsp. 197
The Palladian Ascendancyp. 223
Adam, 'Movement' and Neo-Classicismp. 245
Palladianism on the Peripheries: Scotland, Ireland and the Americas after 1748p. 267
The End of Palladian Primacyp. 289
Notesp. 313
Selected Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 330
Photograph Creditsp. 350
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