Sir John Soane s Museum

Sir John Soane s Museum

'This new edition (the thirteenth) provides a comprehensive description of Sir John Soane's Museum in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields and reflects recent changes to the Museum including the immaculate recreation of the Private Apartments, the ...

Author: Bruce Boucher

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ISBN: 0993204163

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This new edition provides a comprehensive description of the remarkable Sir John Soane's Museum in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields and reflects recent changes to the Museum including the immaculate recreation of the Private Apartments, the Lobby off the Breakfast Room, and the Catacombs, all of which were opened after the previous edition went to press. It will serve both as a souvenir and as the most accurate account of Sir John Soane's remarkable creation.
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Sir John Soane s Museum London

Sir John Soane s Museum  London

The Soane House, a four-storey cabinet of curiosities assembled by the great English architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837), is one of London's secret treasures.

Author: Stefan Buzas

Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag

ISBN: 3803027144

Category: Architecture

Page: 63

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Sir John Soane's London house is undoubtedly one of the most unusual works ever produced by an architect. Soane's highly individual interpretations of classical language, combined with his singular spatial solutions, show that he was an artist well ahead of his time, almost a pioneer of the Modern movement. His great and unusual gift for creating monumental scale in a confined space makes his house a rare visual pleasure. An Act of Parliament in 1833 secured Soane's house for the nation and for posterity. Soane gave instructions that the house should be preserved in all its detail as he left it on his death in 1837, at the advanced age of 84. This means that we can still experience the unusual visual world of this remarkable architect today. Soane altered and added to his house over a period of 40 years. His deep conviction that man can be educated and bettered by studying examples of work in the visual arts of many periods made him an insatiable collector and his house is an Aladdin's cave of objects, paintings and curios that make it a source of great fascination and enjoyment. This publication in the Opus series is a rare but successful record showing the principal spaces in their overall effect and in detail -- a most difficult task considering the spatial complexities and small dimensions of some of the rooms. Richard Bryant demonstrates his enormous skill as a photographer by capturing Soane's idiosyncratic and rich conceptions in his images, which are a masterpiece of architectural documentation. The text describes the history of the building and its complicated development, together with a short biography of its creator.
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Sir John Soane s Museum London

Sir John Soane s Museum  London

There, Soane exhibited an array of artifacts. This is the first major illustrated history of and guide to the museum, with exclusive images by renowned photographer Derry Moore.

Author: Tim Knox

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 1858944759

Category: Design

Page: 158

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The celebrated British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837) created his extraordinary house-museum from three properties in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. There, Soane exhibited an array of artifacts. This is the first major illustrated history of and guide to the museum, with exclusive images by renowned photographer Derry Moore.
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Sir John Soane s Museum

Sir John Soane s Museum

Author: Susan Feinberg Millenson

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ISBN: UOM:39015012219674

Category: Architecture

Page: 186

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Architectural Drawings

Architectural Drawings

This book illustrates the story of Soane as a collector of architectural drawings, but a story which is not normally available to the public, and will provide a sumptuous opportunity to peruse some of the finest architectural drawings in ...

Author: Frances Sands

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849945853

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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A visual and comprehensive compilation of some the finest architectural drawings from Sir John Soane's extensive collection. Architectural Drawings casts light on the magnificent architectural drawings of neo-classical architect, teacher and collector, Sir John Soane that are otherwise concealed in archives. This book, featuring artworks handpicked from what was probably the first comprehensive collection of architectural drawings in the world, numbering 30,000 at the time of his death in 1837, celebrates a life spent procuring curiosities. The collection encompasses the hands of Montano, Thorpe, Wren, Talman, Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Gibbs, Kent, Chambers, Adam, Clérisseau, Pêcheux, Wyatt, Playfair, Nash and, of course, Soane himself. The quality of Soane’s collection of drawings is scarcely paralleled elsewhere and on account of their fragility, these items are infrequently seen by the public. This innovative book draws together the most exquisite and important works from the collection for the first time, showing the extraordinary connoisseurship of Sir John Soane while also exploring what drove Soane to amass such a collection and the provenance of his various significant acquisitions. This book illustrates the story of Soane as a collector of architectural drawings, but a story which is not normally available to the public, and will provide a sumptuous opportunity to peruse some of the finest architectural drawings in existence.
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Sir John Soane

Sir John Soane

Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector is the first book to focus purely on the collections of this working architect, who acquired his treasures as an anthology of antique architecture and decoration and whose hope was that future ...

Author: Peter Thornton

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015020844042

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Sir John Soane and the Country Estate

Sir John Soane and the Country Estate

Select bibliography AT Bolton, The Works of SirJohn Soane RA, Sir John Soane Museum, London, 1924 AT Bolton, The Portrait of SirJohn Soane RA, Sir John Soane Museum, London, 1927 E Cartwright-Hignett, Lili at Aynhoe, Barrie & Jenkins, ...

Author: Ptolemy Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429803642

Category: Architecture

Page: 204

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First published in 1999, this volume examines Sir John Soane (1753-1837) who was one of Britain’s most inventive architects. His achievements include the Bank of England and the world’s first picture gallery at Dulwich, buildings of international importance. His country estate work, inspired by classical antiquity, ranges in scale from the remodelling of existing country houses, such as Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire and Aynhoe Park in Northamptonshire, to simple outbuildings. Here we see the emergence of the key themes of his style and the results of his precise attention to proportion, design detail, and light and shade. These are among Soane’s finest works. Making full use of the Soane Museum and country house archives, Ptolemy Dean here examines ten country house projects, reconstructing the creative transactions between client and architect, architect and skilled craftsman. It is impossible to understand Soane’s intentions without the drawings, sketches and letters which enable us to trace the process of design. With the author’s own drawings in watercolour to illustrate Soane’s use of light and space, and beautiful photographs by Martin Charles, Sir John Soane and the Country Estate offers an enthralling insight into the work of a great architect. An illustrated inventory, the first fully researched guide to Soane’s country house practice, details an architectural legacy that has rarely been matched.
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Sir John Soane s Influence on Architecture from 1791

Sir John Soane   s Influence on Architecture from 1791

Through examinations of internationally-renowned architects, Bradbury demonstrates that Sir John Soane’s influence has been truly international in the pre-modern era, reaching throughout the British Isles and beyond to North America and ...

Author: Mr Oliver Bradbury

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472409102

Category: Architecture

Page: 478

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Through examinations of internationally-renowned architects, Bradbury demonstrates that Sir John Soane’s influence has been truly international in the pre-modern era, reaching throughout the British Isles and beyond to North America and even colonial Australia. Through his inclusion of select, detailed case studies, Bradbury contends that Soane’s is a continuing, not negated, legacy in architecture.
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Catalogue of the Library in Sir John Soane s Museum

Catalogue of the Library in Sir John Soane s Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum. Library. Calendarium Rotulorum , Chartarum , et Inquisitionum ad quod , & c . Fol . London , 1803 ( 118 ) Caley , John . Sale catalogue of library and Collectanea Caleyana . 8vo .

Author: Sir John Soane's Museum. Library

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ISBN: UCBK:C070997245

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