Elizabethan Architecture PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Elizabethan Architecture free pdf Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture - not the friendly unassuming architecture of the vernacular but the uniquely strange and exciting buildings put up by the great and powerful, ranging from huge houses to gem-like pavilions and lodges designed for feasting and hunting - is a phenomenon as remarkable as the literature which accompanied it, the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Marlow, Jonson, Campion and others. Forty years after adventuring into this world in his first book, Robert Smythson, in which he discussed one family of mason-architects and the great houses with which they were connected, Mark Girouard has returned to the subject to cover the whole rich field in detail.In this beautiful and fascinating book, Girouard discusses social structure and the way of life behind it, the evolution of the house plan, the ferment of excitement aroused in English patrons and craftsmen as they learnt about the classic Five Orders and the buildings of Ancient Rome from publications and engravings, the surprising wealth of architectural drawings which survive from the period, the inroads of foreign craftsmen who brought new fashions in ornament with them, but also the strength of the native tradition which was creatively integrated with the 'antique' style. Behind the book is a vivid consciousness of the European scene, and the different ways in which different countries reacted to new influences yet did not abandon their native traditions.Italy, France, central Europe and above all the Low Countries provide the background, and England was influenced by all of them- but the principal argument of the book is the individuality of the English achievement. Girouard's pioneering work on Elizabethan architecture, then an unfashionable period, has helped inspire an increasing number of architectural historians to venture into the field. His new book benefits from their researches and publications, but is essentially a product of new research and travel on his part. The results are displayed with his own unique sense of style, and are fired by the excitement which the architecture of the period still generates in him.

About Mark Girouard

Freelance architectural historian and writer, and identified in many minds with the best writing and scholarship on Egnlish architecture. Author of numerous Yale books.

Details Book

Author : Mark Girouard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 31 October 2009
ISBN : 0300093861
EAN : 9780300093865
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Elizabethan Architecture



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Architectural Model [GER] free pdfThe Architectural Model [GER]

    This book is the result of pioneering research work at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM. German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt-on-the-Main. Investigated is the architectural model as distinct means and method of creating and presenting architecture or architectural ideas and concepts..


  • Integrated Practice in Architecture free pdfIntegrated Practice in Architecture

    Get the only comprehensive book about integrated practice in architecture. which is the collaborative design. construction and life-cycle management of buildings. Chapters are clearly organized around critical issues in integrated architectural practice..


  • Landscape: Architecture Now! free pdfLandscape: Architecture Now!

    Turning the world green. The architecture of the great outdoors. One of the hottest areas of contemporary design is clearly landscape architecture. No matter what the architectural style of the moment..


  • Ten Books on Architecture free pdfTen Books on Architecture

    Marcus Vitruvius Pollio's "Ten Books on Architecture" is the most complete treatise on the subject of architecture from antiquity and for hundreds of years influenced major buildings around the world. Dating to the first century B..


  • Architecture in Vienna free pdfArchitecture in Vienna

    A guide to the architecture of Vienna for both visitors to the city and those interested in architecture. It contains a selection of 500 buildings in the city of Vienna. ranging from examples of the Gothic period to those of our century..


  • Elizabethan Architecture free pdfElizabethan Architecture

    . Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture - not the friendly unassuming architecture of the vernacular but the uniquely strange and exciting buildings put up by the great and powerful, ranging from huge