The Persistence of the Classical: Essays on Architecture Presented to David Watkin

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Frank Salmon
Philip Wilson Publishers, Dec 15, 2008 - Architecture - 240 pages
In this beautifully illustrated volume, fifteen distinguished writers on architecture mark the retirement of Professor David Watkin from the University of Cambridge. Linked by the common theme of classicism, the chapters are divided into three sections. The first is concerned with architectural ideas and includes essays on Renaissance interpretations of Vitruvius, Roman Catholic Chapels in post-Reformation London, and architectural writers John Summerson and Hope Bagenal. The central section deals with aspects of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Neo-classicism and includes new work on Marie-Joseph Peyre, Charles Barry and C.R. Cockerell. The final section is devoted to studies of classicism and the Picturesque in the twentieth century.

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Contents

RICHARD JOHN I
1
RODERICK oDONNELL
12
ANTHONY GERAGHTY
26
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Frank Salmon is a Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.

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