Vitruvius Britannicus: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century British Architecture

Vitruvius Britannicus: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century British Architecture

Item #: 207500
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
$24.95
Gift Wrap:? 
Quantity:
A consortium of British architects and their patrons rebelled against the early eighteenth century's Baroque excesses and turned instead toward the Renaissance works of Andrea Palladio for inspiration. These Neo-Palladians guided the course of British architecture toward classical principles, and the Vitruvius Britannicus (British Vitruvius) reflects their vision. A sumptuous collection of magnificent copperplate engravings, it depicts great English country houses and public buildings.

Published between 1715 and 1725 in a three-folio set, the Vitruvius Britannicus documents in meticulous detail many of the buildings from the previous two centuries. Its 300 illustrations include facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views. Featured buildings include those designed by Inigo Jones, the seventeenth-century architect who introduced Palladianism to England; the work of Sir John Vanbrugh, whose innovative Classical-Revival architecture retained a Baroque flair; and contemporary designs, including those of the author, Scottish architect Colen Campbell.

The popularity of this volume fostered the development of the Neo-Palladian movement, and Vitruvius Britannicus continues to influence architects and designers. Handsome and modestly priced, this new edition is an essential complement to any design library. Reprint of Vitruvius Britannicus or The British Architect, London, 1715-1725.

Paperback, 288 pages.

You may also like...

Gibbs' Book of Architecture: An Eighteenth-Century Classic
$18.95
Andrea Palladio The Four Books of Architecture
$22.95
Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
$14.95
Monticello Quote Tote Bag
$48.00
Gift Wrap Information
Image of gift-wrapped boxes

We will wrap your gift in our silver gift paper, trimmed with a red ribbon and bow, and include a hand written gift message. The charge is $6.95 per item.

Each item will be wrapped and charged individually. You cannot elect to have multiple quantities wrapped together when ordering through our website. If you wish to do so, please call us at 1-800-243-1743 to place your order.

X
Regular price: $
Sale price: $
This item is currently out of stock!