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BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN:  A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830., Sitwell, Sacheverell.

Author Name    Sitwell, Sacheverell.

Title   BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN: A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good-

Jacket Condition   Good-

Edition   Third Edition with Revisions.

Publisher   London B.T. Batsford 1947

Seller ID   30375

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.

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. 

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