Wren's "tracts" on architecture and other writings / Lydia M. Soo.

  • Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press 1998
Physical description
xv, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 0521573696
  • 9780521573696
  • 9780521044240
  • 0521044243
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-313) and index.
  • I Notes on the antiquities of London -- II Notes and reports on Gothic churches -- III Letter from Paris -- IV Letter on building churches -- V Tracts on architecture -- Conclusion : Wren's method of design.
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  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
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  • English
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  • Wren's "Tracts" on Architecture and Other Writings is the first scholarly study devoted to the theoretical work of one of the most important architects of early modern Europe. Trained as an astronomer, Wren applied seventeenth-century scientific methods to his investigation of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance architecture. From his analysis of ancient buildings, he posited a new version of the origins and development of the Classical style, thereby becoming one of the first to challenge theoretical principles of architecture that had been upheld since the fifteenth century. This edition of Wren's architectural writings includes, for the first time, accurate annotated transcriptions of the texts.

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