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Title :

'An ornamental structure and very likely to be damaged . . .' : Sir John Soane's tomb in St. Pancras Gardens, London

Authors :
BOWDLER, Roger ; WOODWARD, Christopher ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
On the form and symbolism of Sir John Soane's tomb in S. Pancras Gardens, London, designed by the architect shortly after his wife's death in 1815. Analyzes the monument in the context of contemporary churchyard commemoration and identifies sources for its design, including the Raikes mausoleum in the churchyard of S. Mary's in South Woodford, London, and the cenotaph erected to honour Jean-Jacques Rousseau in 1794 (Paris, Tuileries).mining Soane's motivations in creating an unusually assertive monument for himself, as well as his wife, the author argues that the monument proclaims Soane's social status and his desire to establish a dynasty of architects, but also commemorates the artist as hero, in sympathy with the Romantic movement's idealization of the creative genius. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; London (GBR), S. Pancras Gardens ; Monument funéraire ; Romantisme ; Soane, John, 1753-1837 ; Sources ; Symbolisme ; Tombeau de Sir John Soane ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Great Britain ; Iconography ; London (GBR), S. Pancras Gardens ; Romanticism ; Sepulchral monuments ; Soane, John, 1753-1837 ; Sources ; Symbolism ; Tomb of Sir John Soane ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Architectural history, 1999, 42
INIST identifier :
24950937 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0066-622X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;