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Wren's 'Tracts' on Architecture and Other Writings - Lydia M. Soo

Wren's 'Tracts' on Architecture and Other Writings

Hardcover Published: 13th November 1998
ISBN: 9780521573696
Number Of Pages: 236

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Wren's "Tracts" on Architecture and Other Writings is the first scholarly examination of the theoretical work of one of the most important architects of early modern Europe. From his study 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 Renaissance. Rejecting the idea of beauty as absolute and innate, Wren formulated an empirical definition, based on visual perception and custom.

'... for everyone interested in the debate, a close reading of Soo's book will be essential.' Kerry Downes, Burlington Magazine 'Soo's handsome edition is in every way a ... usable and useful book to work with.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

List of illustrations
Editorial note
Notes on the antiquities of London
Notes and reports on Gothic churches
Letter from Paris
Letter on building churches
Tracts on architecture
Conclusion: Wren's method of design
List of abbreviations
Selected bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521573696
ISBN-10: 0521573696
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 13th November 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.07