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The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century By John Summerson

The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century
by John Summerson

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Looks at eighteenth-century palaces, churches, theaters, libraries, museums, prisons, hospitals, and banks, discusses their various styles, and discusses the development of urban planning.
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The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century Summary


The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century by John Summerson

The architecture produced between 1700 and 1800 represents a classic perfection which no later age has equaled. The first half of the eighteenth century was pervaded by the spirit of the Baroque, epitomized most completely in palaces and churches: Schonbrunn in Vienna, the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, the dazzling theatrical churches and Residenzes of Germany and Central Europe. After 1750 architecture turned away from Baroque toward Neo-classicism, whose most characteristic types included private houses, institutional buildings and planned towns--Bath, Philadelphia and Washington, with their theaters, museums, hospitals and banks. Summerson provides a succinct and elegant summary of the entire period, bringing into focus not only the stunning beauty of these buildings, but also the background of ideas from which they sprang.

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GOR001421631
The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century by John Summerson
John Summerson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1986-02-17
176
0500202028
9780500202029
N/A
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