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An historical essay on architecture / by Thomas Hope.

By: Hope, Thomas, 1770?-1831.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge library collection, Books of enduring scholarly value.Publisher: Cambridge : London : Cambridge University Press ; John Murray, Albemarle Street, 2014Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781108068420.Subject(s): Architecture -- History | | Engineering, General Engineering, Architecture July2015 December2015 February2016DDC classification: 720.9
Contents:
v. 1. [Text] -- v. 2. Illustrations.
Summary: Cover-Volume 1 : "With a fondness for classic antiquities and neoclassical design, the connoisseur Thomas Hope (1769-1831) sought to influence Georgian taste by promoting informed interior decoration, displaying his own considerable art collection, and writing with insight on aesthetic topics. This two-volume work, originally published posthumously in 1835, traces the evolution of Western architecture since antiquity. Hope was a keen traveller, and the examples he cites are drawn from buildings that he studied on journeys through Europe and beyond, notably in those countries bordering the Mediterranean. Reissued here in the third edition that appeared in 1840, Volume 1 examines how religions, climates, landscapes and prevailing mores shaped the architectural preferences of civilisations from ancient Egypt to the Gothic revival, as well as how different cultures adapted foreign or ancient architectural innovations for their own ends.". Summary: Cover-Volume 2 : "With a fondness for classic antiquities and neoclassical design, the connoisseur Thomas Hope (1769-1831) sought to influence Georgian taste by promoting informed interior decoration, displaying his own considerable art collection, and writing with insight on aesthetic topics. This two-volume work, originally published posthumously in 1835, traces the evolution of Western architecture since antiquity. Hope was a keen traveller, and the examples he cites are drawn from buildings that he studied on journeys through Europe and beyond, notably in those countries bordering the Mediterranean. Volume 2 Contains the precise line drawings that accompanied the first edition, showcasing many western European and ecclesiastical buildings and details. The work's analytical index, which appeared in 1836, is illustrated with wood engravings of feature mentioned in the text and has been incorporated in this reissue.".
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Illustrated from drawings made by him in Italy and Germany.

This digitally printed version 2014.

Volume 1 includes general index : p. 493-525.

Volume 2 includes analytical index : (89 page).

Includes bibliographical references.

v. 1. [Text] -- v. 2. Illustrations.

Cover-Volume 1 : "With a fondness for classic antiquities and neoclassical design, the connoisseur Thomas Hope (1769-1831) sought to influence Georgian taste by promoting informed interior decoration, displaying his own considerable art collection, and writing with insight on aesthetic topics.
This two-volume work, originally published posthumously in 1835, traces the evolution of Western architecture since antiquity. Hope was a keen traveller, and the examples he cites are drawn from buildings that he studied on journeys through Europe and beyond, notably in those countries bordering the Mediterranean. Reissued here in the third edition that appeared in 1840, Volume 1 examines how religions, climates, landscapes and prevailing mores shaped the architectural preferences of civilisations from ancient Egypt to the Gothic revival, as well as how different cultures adapted foreign or ancient architectural innovations for their own ends.".

Cover-Volume 2 : "With a fondness for classic antiquities and neoclassical design, the connoisseur Thomas Hope (1769-1831) sought to influence Georgian taste by promoting informed interior decoration, displaying his own considerable art collection, and writing with insight on aesthetic topics.
This two-volume work, originally published posthumously in 1835, traces the evolution of Western architecture since antiquity. Hope was a keen traveller, and the examples he cites are drawn from buildings that he studied on journeys through Europe and beyond, notably in those countries bordering the Mediterranean. Volume 2 Contains the precise line drawings that accompanied the first edition, showcasing many western European and ecclesiastical buildings and details. The work's analytical index, which appeared in 1836, is illustrated with wood engravings of feature mentioned in the text and has been incorporated in this reissue.".

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