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Title :

Wren's stylistic development

Author :
REVERAND, Cedric D. ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Challenges traditional topoi in scholarship on Sir Christopher Wren, which have been shaped and perpetuated by the publications of the Wren Society project (Oxford University Press, 1924-1943): specifically the foreign, and in particular Italian, influence on his work. Emphasizes Wren's originality and places him in an indigenous tradition. Argues that in his early career he experimented widely, and that his later designs are often revisions of his own previous work. Stresses the connection between his work and that of his successors, such as Hawksmoor or Vanbrugh. Focusses on his original (often unexecuted) designs, rather than completed buildings. Buildings discussed include: Trinity College Library, Cambridge; the steeple of S. Mary-le-Bow, London; the Royal Hospitals at Chelsea and Greenwich; Winchester Palace; Kensington Palace; Hampton Court; Whitehall Palace. ;
Pagination/Size :
27 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Cambridge (GBR), Cambridge University, Trinity College, Wren Library ; Dessin d'architecture ; Europe ; Grande-Bretagne ; Hawksmoor, Nicholas, 1661-1736 ; Influence ; Italie ; London (GBR), Chelsea Hospital ; London (GBR), Hampton Court Palace ; London (GBR), Kensington Palace ; London (GBR), Royal Naval Hospital ; London (GBR), S. Mary-le-Bow ; London (GBR), Whitehall Palace ; Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726 ; Winchester (GBR), Winchester Palace ; Wren, Christopher, 1632-1723 ; 1600-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural drawing ; Architecture ; Cambridge (GBR), Cambridge University, Trinity College, Wren Library ; Europe ; Great Britain ; Hawksmoor, Nicholas, 1661-1736 ; Influence ; Italy ; London (GBR), Chelsea Hospital ; London (GBR), Hampton Court Palace ; London (GBR), Kensington Palace ; London (GBR), Royal Naval Hospital ; London (GBR), S. Mary-le-Bow ; London (GBR), Whitehall Palace ; Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726 ; Winchester (GBR), Winchester Palace ; Wren, Christopher, 1632-1723 ; 1600-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Eighteenth-century life, 2001, 25, 2, spr
INIST identifier :
24800707 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0098-2601 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;