A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 (Paperback)

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This authoritative and now classic work of reference on the history of British architecture contains biographical information on some 2,000 architects who practiced in England, Scotland, and Wales from the time of Inigo Jones (1573-1650) to that of William Burn (1789-1870) and Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). The third edition of what began in 1954 as A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840, it now includes 150 new entries.

"[This book], perhaps Colvin`s best known work, is now in its revised and enlarged third edition. The volume is the standard reference work for all known architects practicing from the time of Inigo Jones to the end of the Georgian period. . . . The possibilities for research and cross reference that the dictionary provides cannot be overestimated."-Dana Arnold, The Architects` Journal

"[An] indispensable book for any architecture historian, professional and amateur."-Colin Amery, Financial Times

"A definitive work of reference, but also extraordinarily absorbing, a book to savor again and again."-Linda Colley, The Observer

About the Author

Howard Colvin is emeritus fellow at St. John`s College, Oxford. He is also the author of Architecture and the After-Life and Unbuilt Oxford, published by Yale University Press.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300072075
ISBN-10: 0300072074
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre
Publication Date: February 17th, 1998
Pages: 1264
Language: English
Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art