Inigo Jones is regarded as the first English classical architect. Originally published in 1966, this book reassesses Jones' life and career, clearing away the myths of attribution the have been built up around him. It is enhanced by a revised bibliography, and a new foreword and notes.
Inigo Jones, the first English classical architect, was famous in his own time and was the posthumous sponsor of the Palladian movement of the eighteenth century. This authoritative and elegantly written book, first published in 1966, reassessed Jones's life and career, cleared away the myths of attribution that surrounded his work, and reassigned to him projects that had disappeared from his oeuvre. Summerson's classic text is enhanced by a foreword and notes by Sir Howard Colvin, an updated bibliography, and improved illustrations.
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John Summerson, a brilliant writer and lecturer on British architectural history, was curator of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Sir Howard Colvin, emeritus fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, is the author of Architecture and the After-Life (ISBN 0 300 05098 4) and A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 (ISBN 0 300 07207 4, pb. #35.00), both published by Yale University Press.
Inigo Jones by John Summerson
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