Sir John Summerson presents a picture of the architectural rebirth that transformed the appearance of London between 1714 and 1830. Considering a wide range of buildings, from those of Adam and Nash to the work of cavalier speculators and reformist legislators, Summerson combines analysis of great and famous structures - Westminister Bridge, the Bank of England and the Horseguards - with a detailed description of the historical circumstances out of which they arose.
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Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtAbout the Author:
Sir John Summerson (1904 1992) was the curator of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London for almost forty years, simultaneously teaching the history of architecture at the Architectural Association in London and at Birkbeck College, University of London. His many books include Architecture in Britain 1530 1830 for the Pelican History of Art series and The Classical Language of Architecture. Sir Howard Colvin is Emeritus Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford University. His previous books include Essays in English Architectural History, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 1840, Unbuilt Oxford, and Architecture and the After-Life, all published by Yale University Press.
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