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Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England
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Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Matthew Walker

Abstract

Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in substantial numbers. This occurred after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and involved people such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North. The book explores how these figures treated architecture as a subject of intellectual enquiry, either as writers, as designers of buildings, or as both. In four substantial chapters it looks at how the architect was defined as a maj ... More

Keywords: British architecture, early modern, intellectual history, architectural writing, architectural theory, classicism, antiquarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746355.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Walker, author
Departmental Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Oxford