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The City and the King

Architecture and Politics in Restoration London


Συγγραφέας: Stevenson Christine
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300190229
Σειρά βιβλίου: Studies in British Art
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 26x3x20
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The City and the King"

The City of London is a jurisdiction whose relationship with the English monarchy has sometimes been turbulent. This fascinating book explores how architecture was used to renew and redefine a relationship essential to both parties in the wake of two momentous events: the restoration of the monarchy, in 1660, and the Great Fire six years later. Spotlighting little-known projects alongside such landmarks as Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, it explores how they were made to bear meaning. It draws on a range of evidence wide enough to match architecture's resonances for its protagonists: paintings, prints, and poetry, sermons and civic ceremony mediated and politicized buildings and built space, as did direct and sometimes violent action. The City and the King offers a nuanced understanding of architecture's place in early modern English culture. It casts new light not only on the reign of Charles II, but on the universal mechanisms of construction, decoration, and destruction through which we give our monuments significance.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Stevenson Christine
Σειρά βιβλίου: Studies in British Art
ISBN: 9780300190229
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/09/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1582 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 26x3x20 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 25 color + 120 b-w illus.

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