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Description - Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition by Christy Anderson

Inigo Jones worked as hard on the creation of his architectural persona as he did on the design of the buildings for the early Stuart court. Through his study of continental architectural and art theory, humanist education, and courtly behavior, Jones redefined the intellectual status of architecture in England and forged a new role for the architect in public life. Since his death, he has been variously described as the first educated architect, the first classicist, the first Renaissance architect in Britain, and the savior of British building from the long winter of the Elizabethan style. This reputation has overlooked the many ways that Jones drew on English customs in order to shape classical architecture for a domestic audience. This 2006 book explores the creation of Jones as professional architect and the development of classical architecture in England through a study of his reading, writing, and architectural practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521820271
ISBN-10: 0521820278
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 17mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christy Anderson

Christy Anderson is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Toronto. Editor of The Built Surface: Architecture and Pictures from Antiquity to the Enlightenment and author of European Renaissance Architecture (forthcoming), she has contributed to the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Oxford Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, and Annali di architettura.

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