The architecture of Sir John Soane
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The architecture of Sir John Soane by Dorothy Stroud

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Published by Studio in London .
Written in English


  • Soane, John, -- Sir, -- 1753-1837,
  • Architects -- Great Britain,
  • Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

StatementDorothy Stroud ; with an introduction by Henry-Russell Hitchcock.
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23838657M

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A selection of books inspired by the Soane Museum collection. These books and exhibition catalogues cover the history of architecture, to modern theories including the history of Soane's work and the Georgian period that he lived through.   Sir John Soane was an acclaimed 19th century English architect, but his most delightful building may be his own home, whose optical illusions would make Lewis Carroll blush. Sir John Soane () was one of the most inventive and original architects of his time. His works include the remodelling of the Bank of England (from ), and Dulwich College Picture Gallery (). His most famous and enduring legacy, however, is probably his extraordinary house-museum, which Soane developed from three properties in the atmospheric London district of Lincoln's Inn. Sir John Soane's Museum Collection Online. Visit the Museum Website Regarded as the father of the architectural profession in Britain by the end of his life, Soane was Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, and to some extent evolved his collections as a teaching tool for architectural students, including the young men in his own.

Sir John Soane was one of the foremost architects of the Regency era, a Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, and a dedicated collector of paintings, sculpture, architectural fragments and models, books, drawings and furniture. The Soane shop has reopened following temporary closure due to the Covid pandemic. Please note that orders may take slightly longer to arrive. Every purchase supports Sir John Soane’s Museum. Make the most of summer with our latest selection of books, decorative accessories, and unique gifts available through the Soane Museum shop. Nearby is an imposing mausoleum inscribed with the name Sir John Soane, marking the final resting place of the collector-architect, whose eccentric house remains on Lincoln’s Inn Fields, as documented in the guide Description of the House and Museum of Sir John Soane (). He was curator of Sir John Soane's Museum from to He was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford for – The term Bristol Byzantine, referring to a style influenced by Byzantine and Moorish architecture and applied mainly to warehouses, factories, and other industrial buildings in the city of Bristol, is thought to have been invented by Summerson.

Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early nineteenth century. On his appointment as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in , Soane () began to arrange his books, classical antiquities, casts and models so that students of architecture might. The book also includes an essay by Helen Dorey on the celebrations held at the Museum to welcome the arrival of the sarcophagus of Seti I in John Soane's Greatest Treasure is published to mark the th anniversary of the discovery of the sarcophagus in , and to accompany a major exhibition at John Soane's Museum, opening in October Read this book on Questia. Read the full-text online edition of The Architecture of Sir John Soane (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Architecture of Sir John Soane. The Architecture of Sir John Soane. By Dorothy Stroud.   It is a revised and abridged edition of his award-winning book Sir John Soane: Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures. In his introduction to this new volume, Watkin explains the significance of Soane's approach to architectural history and theory, as expressed in the lectures delivered from as Professor of Architecture Reviews: 2.