Architecture of the 18th Century, Paperback Book

Architecture of the 18th Century Paperback



The architecture produced between 1700 and 1800 represents a classic perfection which no later age has equaled.

The first half of the eighteenth century was pervaded by the spirit of the Baroque, epitomized most completely in palaces and churches: Schonbrunn in Vienna, the Winter Palace in St.

Petersburg, the dazzling theatrical churches and Residenzes of Germany and Central Europe.

After 1750 architecture turned away from Baroque toward Neo-classicism, whose most characteristic types included private houses, institutional buildings and planned towns--Bath, Philadelphia and Washington, with their theaters, museums, hospitals and banks.

Summerson provides a succinct and elegant summary of the entire period, bringing into focus not only the stunning beauty of these buildings, but also the background of ideas from which they sprang.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 174 illustrations
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Architecture
  • ISBN: 9780500202029



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