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Book Condition: Very Good-
196 pp, 8 7/8" H, red cloth with gild lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions and some colour plates, including frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgment; Introduction; Elizabethan and Jacobean Building; Inigo Jones; Sir Christopher Wren; The Craftsmen; Sir John Vanbrugh; Hawksmoor and the Baroque; Gibbs and the Rococo; Kent and the Palladians; Adam; Non-Adam; The Regency; Index. "(T)he British Architects and Craftsmen are related here to the general European background and tradition. Wren, Vanbrugh, Kent - to name three instances - take their places as figures in the European Renaissance. Then again, the inclusion of craftsmen - of clockmakers and silversmiths, of bookbinding and tapestries - is something never before attempted upon this comprehensive scale. (T)he reader may as well accompany Mr. Sitwell upon a tour of Georgian Dublin, to an old shop in Spitalfields, to the Assembly Room at Shrewsbury, to Hardwick Hall, to the City Churches, to an old almshouse, or to the village of Great Tew." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump on front board, very light rubbing and a very small stain on each board, very light edge and corner wear. Dust jacket has heavy browning at top edge, small edge tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve.
Title: BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN: A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830.
Edition: Third Edition with Revisions.
Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1947
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: Good-
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 30375
Keywords: British Architecture, Architects, Elizabethan, Buildings, Jacobean, Inigo Jones, Sir Christopher Wren, Craftsmen, Sir John Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor, Baroque, Gibbs, Rococo, William Kent, Palladio, Palladian, Robert Adam, Regency, Carpets, Furniture, Portman Square, Syon House, St James's Square, Badminton, Gloucestershire, Plasterers, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Bernini, Bolsover Castle, Bridges, Brighton Pavilion, Lord Burlington, colin Campbell, Canaletto, Carlton House, Pall Mall, Castle Howard, Ceilings, Thomas Chippendale, Churches, Doorways, Dublin, Mrs Arundell Esdaile, Etruscan Rooms, Fresco Paintings, Grinling Gibbons, Hampton Court Palace, Harlequin Ceilings, Henry Holland, Ironwork, Irish Houses, Paul De Lamerie, James Malton, Thomas Malton, Mantlepieces, Monuments, Moor Park, John Nash, Oxford, Plasterwork, St Paul's Cathedral, Sculpture, Silversmiths, Steeples, Swordrests, Syon House, Jean Tijou, Horace Walpole, Woodcarving, James Wyatt, Georgian Dublin, Spitalfields, Shrewsbury, Great Tew, Hardwick Hall, Blenheim, Decoration, Decorative Arts.,