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    John Soane: An Accidental Romantic (Paperback) By (author) Gillian Darley


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    DescriptionEnglish architect John Soane created dramatic and unpredictable buildings that continue to inspire architects worldwide. This biography tells the story of the self-made, irascible architect's turbulent life and the remarkable buildings he designed, including the Bank of England.

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    John Soane
    An Accidental Romantic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gillian Darley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,238 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300086959
    ISBN 10: 0300086954

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
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    Libri: I-BA
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMB, AMC
    DC21: 720.92
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000, BIO006000
    B&T Approval Code: A05092800
    BIC subject category V2: ACQ
    Thema V1.0: AGA, DNBH, AJCD, AMB, AMC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3ML, 3MN, 3MG
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    75 colour plates, 160 b&w illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Review text
    A book that offers great insight into the mind of one of the most influential architects and collectors of the 18th and 19th centuries. The author provides a fascinating grounding in some of the most prominent buildings of Soane's time, shedding light on one man's view of the world - his personal quests and architectural visions (for example, his design of the Bank of England). You get a strong flavour of an eclectic collector whose treasures animated and inspired important new projects. These are particularly evident in the reproductions of coloured drawings by Joseph Gandy, rich expressions of a fantastical and playful imagination. (Kirkus UK)