This is the first book in recent years devoted to the Georgian villa in the British Isles. It addresses the fundamental themes of the architectural and intellectual tradition of the villa, the diversity of its design, location and use, and the problems of definition and typology. Images of the villa - real or imagined, written or visual - are shown to reveal much about contemporary attitudes. The role of Andrea Palladio, one of the key players in the promotion of villa culture, is reexamined through the response of architects throughout the period to his work. The importance of Roman models - from antiquity and the Renaissance - is shown to be at least equal to those from the Veneto. The ever increasing range of form, planning and sources of the villa is seen not only in Robert Adam's designs, but also in the variations of the villa found in Edinburgh and Glasgow, where it provided balanced contrast between city and retreat. Later in the period, changes in demand for housing and the urban fabric brought the villa into the city where its elitist aspirations were replaced by democratizing principles. This collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the field, draws together an outstanding body of work, presenting the latest thinking and research on the Georgian villa.
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP38228469
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. A very good hardback copy in dust-wrapper. Private owner's book-plate. Codice libro della libreria 134503
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. A clean unmarked copy in dust wrapper. Codice libro della libreria 006149
Descrizione libro Alan Sutton, UK, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Plus. 1st Edition. Hardback Alan Sutton 1996 1st edition in Fine condition; the dustjacket has neat fading to the front right margin and slight rubbing so Very Good Plus; 180 pages with b/w figures in the text. 10 x 7 inches. Codice libro della libreria 010200
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Almost as new but has been very carefully read and the dust jacket has some scuffing on the top edge. Codice libro della libreria 2TZ-J3Y-0IW