The Architecture of Wren
The Work of Christopher Wren
Bloomsbury Books, London, 1987.
In-4, reliure pleine toile éditeur sous jaquette illustrée en couleur, 238 pp.
Bon état. Coiffes de la jaquette très légèrement frottées.
Preface - I. "Miracle of a Youth". - II. "Our English Vitruvius" : Oxford, The London City Churches, St Paul's Cathedral, The Royal Palaces - III. "Some Figure in the World" - Chronology - Notes on the Plates - The Plates - Bibliography - Location Map : The London City Churches - Plan of St Paul's Cathedral - Index.
Dr Geoffrey Beard was Director of the Visual Arts Center at the University of Lancaster.
His work on craftsmen in England and on various aspects of interior decoration in the great country houses has become known through several important books : Georgian Craftsmen (1966), Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain (1975), The Work of Robert Adam (1981) and Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England, 1660-1820 (1981).
The work of Christopher Wren is virtually synonymous with St Paul's Cathedral, the building which occupied his attention for over 35 years. He was, however, responsible for many other imposing buildings, for example, Hampton Court, Greenwich Palace, the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford and the Library at Trinity College Cambridge.