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The Saxon Period to the Present Day
ISBN: 1905400497 Contributors: Dean, Ptolemy (Foreword)
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Published: Sep 28 2007 Pages: 320 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 6.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Designed to encourage readers to explore, this fascinating primer provides the context needed to understand the place of a building in architectural history, with the author's own drawings and atmospheric photographs from the National Trust illustrating important examples. Both a guide and a compact history in very accessible language, this book will enable anyone interested in Britain's built heritage to see it with new and more knowledgeable eyes. The book covers the following styles: Norman Style, Transition to Gothic, Gothic Cathedral, Medieval Parish Church, Castle and Medieval Manor House, The Medieval House, Tudor Architecture, The Jacobean House, Inigo Jones, 17th-century Mannerism, Sir Christopher Wren, Baroque Style, Palladian Movement, Advent of Town Planning, New Styles and New Materials, Gothic Survival and Revival, Victorian Gothic, from the Forth Bridge to the Millennium Dome, and the early 21st century.