Hawksmoor s London Churches

Hawksmoor s London Churches

In this book, architectural historian Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey examines these designs as a coherent whole—a single masterpiece reflecting both Hawksmoor's design principles and his desire to reconnect, architecturally, with the ...

Author: Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226173038

Category: Architecture

Page: 179

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Six remarkable churches built by Nicholas Hawksmoor from 1712 to 1731 still stand in London. In this book, architectural historian Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey examines these designs as a coherent whole—a single masterpiece reflecting both Hawksmoor's design principles and his desire to reconnect, architecturally, with the "purest days of Christianity."
Categories: Architecture

Nicholas Hawksmoor

Nicholas Hawksmoor

British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture.

Author: Mohsen Mostafavi

Publisher:

ISBN: 3037783494

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 444

The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor's architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials."
Categories: Architecture

After the Fire

After the Fire

In After the Fire, celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose ...

Author: Angelo Hornak

Publisher: Pimpernel Press

ISBN: 1910258083

Category: Architecture, Baroque

Page: 384

View: 923

London was but is no more!' In these words diarist John Evelyn summed up the destruction wreaked by the Great Fire that swept through the City of London in 1666. The losses included St Paul's Cathedral and eight-seven parish churches (as well as at least thirteen thousand houses). But London rose from the ashes, more beautiful - and certainly more spectacular - than ever before. The catastrophe offered a unique opportunity to Christopher Wren and his colleagues - including Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor - who, in the course of remarkably few years, rebuilt St Paul's and fifty-one other London churches in a dramatic new style inspired by the European Baroque. Forty years after the Fire, the Fifty New Churches Act of 1710 gave Nicholas Hawksmoor the opportunity to build breathtaking (and controversial) new churches including St Anne's Limehouse, Christ Church Spitalfields and St George's Bloomsbury. But by the 1720s the pendulum was already swinging away from Wren and Hawksmoor's Baroque towards the less extravagant Palladian style. It was the more restrained churches built by James Gibbs (including St Martin-in the-Fields) that were to provide the prototype for churches the world over - but especially in North America - for the next hundred years. In After the Fire, celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire.
Categories: Architecture, Baroque

Nicholas Hawksmoor

Nicholas Hawksmoor

In this engaging book, architectural historian Vaughan Hart presents a fresh view of Hawksmoor's built and planned work. In addition, Hart offers the first coherent explanation of Hawksmoor's theory of architecture.

Author: Vaughan Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300135408

Category: Architecture

Page: 299

View: 420

"The diverse works of architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (?1661-1736) ranged from small architectural details to ambitious urban plans, from new parish churches to work on the monument of his age, St. Paul's cathedral. As a young man Hawksmoor assisted Christopher Wren and John Vanbrugh, emerging from these formidable apprenticeships to design some of the most vigorous and dramatic buildings in England. In this engaging book, architectural historian Vaughan Hart presents a fresh view of Hawksmoor's built and planned work. In addition, Hart offers the first coherent explanation of Hawksmoor's theory of architecture." "Most famous for his brooding London churches and the mausoleum at Castle Howard, Hawksmoor also designed the twin towers of Westminster Abbey and, in Oxford, the Clarendon Building and college of All Souls. He dreamed of transforming the historic centres of Oxford and Cambridge into ideal cities, and at Westminster he planned a new bridge and triumphal route to celebrate London's growing status as a world capital. Hart explains why Hawksmoor's buildings look the way they do, what contemporary events influenced his work, and how such ancient buildings as Solomon's temple and Mausolus's tomb inspired him. Underscoring the unique qualities of the architect's accomplishments and aspirations, Hart establishes with new clarity Hawksmoor's role in the development of English architecture."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Architecture

Evoking Antiquity

Evoking Antiquity

Author: George Michael Ramirez

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:890149297

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The Commissions for Building Fifty New Churches

The Commissions for Building Fifty New Churches

Prepared by the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster.

Author: Commission for Building Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster (Great Britain)

Publisher: [London] : London Record Society

ISBN: UOM:39015052566208

Category: Architecture

Page: 193

View: 213

Prepared by the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster.
Categories: Architecture

St George s Bloomsbury

St George s  Bloomsbury

This fascinating book tells the story of the creation of Nicholas Hawksmoor's celebrated eighteenth-century London church, St George's, Bloomsbury, and its recent multimillion-dollar restoration, underwritten by the World Monuments Fund in ...

Author: Kerry Downes

Publisher: Scala Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822036220291

Category: Travel

Page: 72

View: 939

This fascinating book tells the story of the creation of Nicholas Hawksmoor's celebrated eighteenth-century London church, St George's, Bloomsbury, and its recent multimillion-dollar restoration, underwritten by the World Monuments Fund in Britain and the Paul Mellon Estate. Commissioned by Parliament in 1711 and completed in 1731, the church, best known from its depiction in Hogarth's 1751 engraving, Gin Lane, has been hailed as a masterpiece of Late Baroque architecture and one of the finest churches in England built between the Reformation and the nineteenth century. The renovation, due to be completed in late 2007 with the reconstruction of a new gallery to match the original, has restored the church as it was designed by Hawksmoor, re-establishing its original orientation and reinstating the whimsical lions, unicorns, festoons and crowns that originally graced its celebrated spire. The statues had been removed in 1871, having been declared "very doubtful ornaments". Horace Walpole once described the whole tower as "a masterpiece of absurdity". St George's Bloomsbury, London is the second in a series of books co-published by Scala and the World Monuments Fund (WMF), the foremost private organisation dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage around the globe through a comprehensive program of fieldwork, advocacy, training, and grant-making. Since its founding in 1965, WMF has worked to stem the loss of more than 430 irreplaceable sites in 83 countries Colin Amery is a writer and architectural historian, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a passionate conservationist. He is Director of World Monuments Fund in Britain. Bonnie Burnham is President, World Monuments Fund. The Revd Perry Butler is Rector, St George's, Bloomsbury. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres is Bishop of London. Kerry Downes is the leading authority on English Baroque architecture, and the biographer of Nicholas Hawksmoor, Sir Christopher Wren and Sir John Vanbrugh. Gavin Stamp is an architectural historian and writer. Until recently, he was chairman of the Twentieth Century Society. 84 colour & 12 b/w illustrations
Categories: Travel

From the Shadows

From the Shadows

From the Shadows tells the story of the resurrection of his reputation, showing how over the years his work was ignored, abused, and altered—and, finally, recovered and celebrated.

Author: Owen Hopkins

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780235363

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 748

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) is one of English history’s greatest architects, outshone only by Christopher Wren, under whom he served as an apprentice. A major figure in his own time, he was involved in nearly all the grandest architectural projects of his age, and he is best known for his London churches, six of which still stand today. Hawksmoor wasn’t always appreciated, however: for decades after his death, he was seen as at best a second-rate talent. From the Shadows tells the story of the resurrection of his reputation, showing how over the years his work was ignored, abused, and altered—and, finally, recovered and celebrated. It is a story of the triumph of talent and of the power of appreciative admirers like T. S. Eliot, James Stirling, Robert Venturi, and Peter Ackroyd, all of whom played a role in the twentieth-century recovery of Hawksmoor’s reputation.
Categories: Architecture

Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor

. . Cover art by- Barn'whether the book addresses graffiti explicitly, evoke a city from the past, or are considered cult classics, the novels all share the quality - like street art - of speaking to their time.' Guardian Gallery

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: 0241965489

Category: Architects

Page: 288

View: 324

'There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe.' So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . . Cover art by: Barn 'whether the book addresses graffiti explicitly, evoke a city from the past, or are considered cult classics, the novels all share the quality - like street art - of speaking to their time.' Guardian Gallery
Categories: Architects

Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor

First published in the late 1950s, this was the first major study of Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736), a student and collaborator of Christopher Wren and John Vanbrugh and one of Britain's outstanding baroque architects.

Author: Kerry Downes

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press

ISBN: UOM:39015009279251

Category: Architectes - Angleterre - Biographies

Page: 298

View: 868

First published in the late 1950s, this was the first major study of Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736), a student and collaborator of Christopher Wren and John Vanbrugh and one of Britain's outstanding baroque architects.
Categories: Architectes - Angleterre - Biographies

A Horror and a Beauty The World of Peter Ackroyd s London Novels

A Horror and a Beauty  The World of Peter Ackroyd s London Novels

Be it as it may, he managed to accomplish his aim as the architecture of his
London churches fascinates people almost three centuries after their construction
. The plot of Hawksmoor stems from Sinclair's interpretation of Nicholas
Hawksmoor's ...

Author: Chalupský, Petr

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024631615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 523

Peter Ackroyd is one of the foremost contemporary British “London writers”. He focuses on the capital, its history, development and identity, both in his fiction and non-fiction. The London of his novels is thus a highly idiosyncratic construct which reflects and derives from its author’s ideas about the actual city’s nature as well as his concept of the English literary sensibility in general as he outlines them in his lectures and historical and literary studies. It is an exceptionally heterogeneous city of enormous diversity and richness of human experience, moods and emotion, of actions and events, and also of the tools through which these are (re)presented and reenacted. According to Ackroyd, this heterogeneity mostly originates outside the sites and domains of the established or mainstream cultural production and social norms and conventions, particularly in occult practices, subversive acts and the plotting of radical individuals or groups, criminal and fraudulent activities of various kinds, dubious scientific experiments, and the popular dramatic forms of ritual and entertainment whose permanent encounters with and contesting of the officially approved and prescribed forms instigate the city’s vitalising energy for dynamic change and spiritual renewal. This book presents the world of Ackroyd’s London novels as a distinct chronotope determined by specific spatial and temporal properties and their mutual interconnectedness. Although such a concept of urban space in its essence defies categorisation, the book is thematically organised around six defining aspects of the city as Ackroyd identifies them: the relationship between its past and present, its uncanny manifestations, its felonious tendencies, its inhabitants’ psychogeographic and antiquarian strategies, its theatricality, and its inherently literary character.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Metafiction and Myth in the Novels of Peter Ackroyd

Metafiction and Myth in the Novels of Peter Ackroyd

This vision of a numinous London is also the topos around which Hawksmoor
and the other London-based novels develop. ... In Book One, "The Muck Rake,"
Sinclair devotes the first section to "Nicholas Hawksmoor, His Churches" (426).

Author: Susana Onega Jaén

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571130063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 413

Providing detailed analysis of the recurrent structural and thematic traits in Peter Ackroyd's first nine novels, this work sets out to show how they grow out of the tension created by two apparently contradictory tendencies. These are, on the one hand, the metafictional tendency to blur the boundaries between story-telling and history, to enhance the linguistic component of writing, and to underline the constructedness of the world created in a way that aligns Ackroyd with other postmodernist writers of historiographic metafiction; and on the other, the attempt to achieve mythical closure, expressed, for example, in Ackroyd's fictional treatment of London as a mystic centre of power. This mythical element evinces the influence of high modernists such as Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, and links Ackroyd's work to transition-to-postmodern writers such as Lawrence Durrell, Maureen Duffy, Doris Lessing and John Fowles.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford History of Anglicanism Volume II

The Oxford History of Anglicanism  Volume II

The most profound contributions in this arena were certainly offered by Nicholas
Hawksmoor, the leading architect in the effort to build fifty new churches in
London and Westminster after the 1711 establishment of a commission for that ...

Author: Jeremy Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199644636

Category: Religion

Page: 558

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The Oxford history of Anglicanism" is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world's largest versions of Christianity. This global study of Anglicanism from the sixteenth century looks at how was Anglican identity constructed and contested at various periods since the sixteenth century; and what was its historical influence during the past six centuries. It explores not just the ecclesiastical and theological aspects of global Anglicanism, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural influences of this form of Christianity that has been historically significant in western culture, and a burgeoning force in non-western societies today. The chapters are written by international exports in their various historical fields which includes the most recent research in their areas, as well as original research. The series forms an invaluable reference for both scholars and interested non-specialists. Volume one of The Oxford History of Anglicanism examines a period when the nature of 'Anglicanism' was still heavily contested. Rather than merely tracing the emergence of trends that we associate with later Anglicanism, the contributors instead discuss the fluid and contested nature of the Church of England's religious identity in these years, and the different claims to what should count as 'Anglican' orthodoxy. After the introduction and narrative chapters explain the historical background, individual chapters then analyse different understandings of the early church and church history; variant readings of the meaning of the royal supremacy, the role of bishops and canon law, and cathedrals; the very diverse experiences of religion in parishes, styles of worship and piety, church decoration, and Bible usage; and the competing claims to 'Anglican' orthodoxy of puritanism, 'avant-garde conformity' and Laudianism.
Categories: Religion

Wren s City of London Churches

Wren s City of London Churches

A short history of the 51 Wren-designed churches in the city of London.

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445611099

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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A short history of the 51 Wren-designed churches in the city of London.
Categories: Architecture

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Among the most profound contributions in this regard were oered by Nicholas
Hawksmoor (1661–1736), the leading architect in the eort to build fty new
churches in London and Westminster.3 Based on a deep study of ancient forms,
 ...

Author: G. A. Bremner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198713326

Category:

Page: 352

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Throughout today's postcolonial world, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain's once impressive if troubled imperial past. These structures are a conspicuous and near inescapable reminder of that past, and therefore, the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire is a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities, often lying at the heart of social tension and debate over how that identity is best represented. This volume provides an overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Although much research has been carried out on architecture and urban planning in Britain's empire in recent decades, no single, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this deficiency. With its extensive chronological and regional coverage by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a seminal text for those who study, teach, and research the relationship between empire and the built environment in the British context. It provides an up-to-date account of past and current historiographical approaches toward the study of British imperial and colonial architecture and urbanism, and will prove equally useful to those who study architecture and urbanism in other European imperial and transnational contexts. The volume is divided in two main sections. The first section deals with overarching thematic issues, including building typologies, major genres and periods of activity, networks of expertise and the transmission of ideas, the intersection between planning and politics, as well as the architectural impact of empire on Britain itself. The second section builds on the first by discussing these themes in relation to specific geographical regions, teasing out the variations and continuities observable in context, both practical and theoretical.
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Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren was one of the greatest and most versatile Englishmen of his age.

Author: James Chambers

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003748519

Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 266

Sir Christopher Wren was one of the greatest and most versatile Englishmen of his age. Most famous today for the redesign and rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral, he was also Professor of Astronomy at Oxford and a founding and active member of the Royal Society. Following a childhood in which he was continuously designing and building contraptions, his talents were so exceptional that he was recognized as a genius while still an Oxford undergraduate. While Professor of Astronomy, he designed some of Oxford's earliest Classical buildings, but it was the Great Fire of London that changed Wren's life. As principal architect among the commissioners appointed to rebuild the city, he led a team that included his old friend Professor of Geometry, Robert Hooke, and his brilliant young assistant, Nicholas Hawksmoor, who joined him in 1679. Together they enriched London with the cathedral and churches which 300 years later are still amongst its greatest architectural treasures.
Categories: Architecture

The Architects and Architecture of London

The Architects and Architecture of London

The book is organised by architect, to provide an easy point of reference for today's designers and students and all those interested in the architectural history of London.

Author: Kenneth Allinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750683371

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 413

Architects and Architecture of London is a visual, highly illustrated guide to London's greatest historic buildings and the lives of the architects who designed them. The book is organised by architect, to provide an easy point of reference for today's designers and students and all those interested in the architectural history of London. Architects and Architecture of London illuminates the city's two thousand year architectural history, through the lives and works of historic architects who remain salient and significant in London's contemporary architectural geography.
Categories: Architecture

Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Modern Fantasy  The 100 Best Novels

(The character may be fictional, but it is evident from Ackroyd's choice of title that
he is based on the real-life Nicholas Hawksmoor, architect of several London
churches.) Dyer tells his story in the language, punctuation and spelling of his
own ...

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473208063

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 428

Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.
Categories: Fiction