British Architectural Books and Writers: 1556-1785 by Eileen HarrisBritish Architectural Books and Writers: 1556-1785 by Eileen Harris

British Architectural Books and Writers: 1556-1785

byEileen HarriswithNicholas Savage

Paperback | June 9, 2011

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Originally published in 1990, this account of architectural books printed in Britain surveys a body of complex literature largely uncharted in bibliographical terms. It is however, more than a work of reference, and will fascinate anyone interested in British cultural and social history, the relationship between Britain and continental Europe, and the history of the book trade. For each of the 220 authors covered there is an essay discussing his interests, the purpose and the genesis of his publications. A detailed bibliographical description of the author's architectural publications follows each essay and gives details of the first and subsequent editions of some four hundred titles. The main body of the text is preceded by general essays on books on the Orders, bridges, archaeology, engraving, publishing and bookselling; manuals of carpentry and design; and pattern-books. There are detailed indexes.
Title:British Architectural Books and Writers: 1556-1785Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 1.14 inPublished:June 9, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521283248

ISBN - 13:9780521283243

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement; Preface; Key to the bibliographical format; Abbreviations; Key to the symbols of locations; Introductory essays; 1. Books on the orders; 2. Books of designs and pattern-books; 3. Carpenters' manuals; 4. Measuring and price books; 5. Books on Bridges; 6. Archaeological books; 7. Publishers and booksellers; 8. Architectural Engraving; Notes to the Introductory essays; Authors and books: Robert Adam to William Wrighte; Addenda; Chronological index of titles and editions 1556 to 1800; Index.