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Architectural Britain: From 1066 to the Present Day

Author/EditorPragnell, Hubert (Author)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781905400492
Pub Date28/06/2007
BindingPaperback
Pages320
Dimensions (mm)160(h) * 160(w) * 22(d)
Revised, updated and expanded in size, this book presents a broad outline of the development of architectural styles and movements in Britain.
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Revised, updated and expanded in size, this book presents a broad outline of the development of architectural styles and movements in Britain. Designed to encourage readers to explore, it 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 pocket 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, Seventeenth-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 twenty-first century.

Revised, updated and expanded in size, this book presents a broad outline of the development of architectural styles and movements in Britain. Designed to encourage readers to explore, it 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 pocket 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, Seventeenth-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 twenty-first century.

Hubert Pragnell, author of Britain: a guide to architectural styles, studied fine art at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, and history at the Universities of Kent and York. Since 2003 he has been a tutor in architectural history for the University of Oxford. He has written a number of books and articles on architecture. He lives in Canterbury, Kent. the county of ancient naval dockyards and oast houses.

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