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Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

A. W. Johnson


Although Ben Jonson's association with architecture is well known, comparatively little research has been devoted to the influence of architectural thinking on his literary work. This book sets out to explore the possibilities suggested by such an interrelationship. Using annotated architectural volumes surviving from Jonson's library as well as his published works, it surveys the evidence for Jonson's knowledge of, and theoretical agreement with, the architectural principles enunciated in the ‘De Architectura Libri Decem’ of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The book goes on to examine Jonson's ... More

Keywords: Ben Jonson, Vitruvius, poetry, Inigo Jones, Vitruvianism, Jacobean period, Catholicism, architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198117599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. W. Johnson, author
Abo Akademi