Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones

3.55 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$7.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Inigo Jones was the first English classical architect, famous in his own time (he was nine years junior to Shakespeare) and the posthumous sponsor of the Palladianism of the 18th century. Sir John Summerson clears away a mass of legend in order to direct attention to the essential, basing a new assessment of his genius on the evidence of buildings and designs of undoubted authenticity. While the Queen's house at Greenwich and the famous Whitehall Banqueting House receive due acknowledgement, such long lost works as the Covent Garden Piazza and the transformation of old St Paul's are shown, after rigorous examination of there cords, to be even more eloquent of their architect's philosophy. Inigo Jones emerges as a unique figure in Europe of his time and an architect of fundamental importance.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 194g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0140208399
  • 9780140208399

Rating details

11 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 18% (2)
4 36% (4)
3 27% (3)
2 18% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X