The Palladians John Harris

ISBN: 9780847804207

Published: April 15th 1982

Paperback

132 pages


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The Palladians  by  John            Harris

The Palladians by John Harris
April 15th 1982 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 132 pages | ISBN: 9780847804207 | 7.27 Mb

In 1726 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, built an addition to his modest country house on the river Thames at Chiswick which became the touchstone of Neo-Palladian architecture- its architect became known as the Modern Vitruvius, the ApolloMoreIn 1726 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, built an addition to his modest country house on the river Thames at Chiswick which became the touchstone of Neo-Palladian architecture- its architect became known as the Modern Vitruvius, the Apollo of the Arts.

Influenced by the architecture of Andrea Palladio and by British architects from Inigo Jones to James Gibbs and Colen Campbell, who followed in Palladios footsteps, Lord Burlington raised a freestanding villa, an English response to Palladios famous Villa Rotonda. The villa, with sumptuous interiors designed by Burlington and William Kent, was as distinguished as any designed by Palladio or Jones.

This lavishly illustrated book focuses on the creation of this famous Villa by the Thames. John Harris explores the evolution of the buildings design- the book examines and reproduces paintings, watercolours, drawings (including those of Palladio and Inigo Jones owned by Lord Burlington), plans and elevations, and books and prints.

It also charts the transformation of the grounds from seventeenth-century formality to eighteenth-century variety, reproducing rare garden studies by Kent, as well as numerous topographical views that record the transformation into an arcadian landscape. This book, which serves as the catalogue of an exhibition to be seen in Montreal, Pittsburgh and London, is richly illustrated with material still largely in the collection of Burlingtons heirs, the Dukes of Devonshire, at Chatsworth.



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