English Architecture: A Concise History

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This comprehensive, well-illustrated survey of English architecture provides an evenhanded, straightforward history from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the twentieth century. Concentrating on buildings that can still be seen today, David Watkin discusses all the styles and periods of English architecture, including Norman, early Gothic, Perpendicular, Tudor and Jacobean, Baroque, Classical, and Victorian.

The emphasis is on the high points of English creative genius as expressed in the art of architecture by Edwin Lutyens, Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren, John Soane, James Stirling, Richard Rogers, and a host of others. This updated edition includes a new preface, a revised bibliography, and an expanded chapter on twentieth-century architecture that brings the story up to the present.

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Every generation needs its own history of English architecture: new facts are discovered and time's perspective brings different facets into prominence. David Watkin here provides a concise and highly readable outline of the whole story, from Saxon times to the present, centered on buildings that people can actually see today. 309 illus.

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David Watkin is a Fellow of Peterhouse and Reader in the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. His many books include Morality and Architecture and A History of Western Architecture.

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