Britain: A Guide to Architectural Styles from 1066 to the Present Day

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002 - Architecture - 350 pages
The third edition of this book presents a broad outline of the development of architectural styles and movements in Britain. Designed to encourage readers to go out and explore, a concise but extremely readable text provides the cultural and historical contexts necessary to understand the place of a building in architectural development, with the author's own line drawings illustrating important examples. Many of these are well known, while others are relatively obscure but equally rewarding or exemplary. Chapters cover the Anglo-Norman Romanesque style and the transition to Gothic, medieval parish churches, castles and houses, Tudor architecture, Jacobean domestic building, and two seminal figures in British architectural history, Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren. The story continues with 17th-century Mannerism, the Baroque, Palladianism, early examples of town planning, including Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh New Town, neo-Classicism and the Gothic revival, and finishes with the many movements and styles that have characterised the 20th century. Both a pocket guidebook and a compact history of architecture, Britain, a guide to architectural styles will enable anyone interested i
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Transition to Gothic
25
The Medieval Parish Church
51
The Castle and Medieval Manor House
67
The Medieval House
85
The Jacobean House
103
SeventeenthCentury Mannerism
123
Sir Christopher Wren
143
The Baroque Style
163
The Palladian Movement
185
The Advent of Town Planning
201
New Styles and New Materials
221
Gothic Survival and Revival
241
Further Reading
329
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