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Architectural Britain: From 1066 to the Present Day

Pragnell, Hubert

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ISBN 10: 1905400497 / ISBN 13: 9781905400492
Verlag: National Trust, 2007
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Revised, updated and expanded, this book is both a guide and a compact history of Britain's built heritage. In accessible language, it broadly outlines the development of architectural styles and movements in Britain, from Gothic cathedrals, Tudor dwellings, sweeping Georgian crescents light up to Canary Wharf skyscrapers and the Scottish Parliament building. Detailed drawings and atmospheric photographs illustrate key buildings and architectural features in their historical context. Many of these buildings are in the care of the National Trust."--BOOK JACKET. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1905400497

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Designed to encourage readers to explore, this fascinating primer provides the context needed to understand the place of a building in architectural history, with the author's own drawings and atmospheric photographs from the National Trust illustrating important examples. Both a guide and a compact history in very accessible language, this book will enable anyone interested in Britain's built heritage to see it with new and more knowledgeable eyes. The book covers the following styles: Norman Style, Transition to Gothic, Gothic Cathedral, Medieval Parish Church, Castle and Medieval Manor House, The Medieval House, Tudor Architecture, The Jacobean House, Inigo Jones, 17th-century Mannerism, Sir Christopher Wren, Baroque Style, Palladian Movement, Advent of Town Planning, New Styles and New Materials, Gothic Survival and Revival, Victorian Gothic, from the Forth Bridge to the Millennium Dome, and the early 21st century.

 

Über den Autor: Hubert Pragnell studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford. He taught art at the Kings School, Canterbury. He is the author of Industrial Britain (Batsford) and a number of other works on architecture. He lives in Canterbury, Kent.

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Titel: Architectural Britain: From 1066 to the ...

Verlag: National Trust

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

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