Search results

You are looking at 1 - 2 of 2 items for :

  • "modest town terraces" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
The development and design of the city 1660–1720

This book is about the making of London in the period 1660-1720. This period saw the beginnings of a new understanding of built form and a transitional stage in the transmission and articulation of that form in design procedures. The book discusses the processes and methods by which the development of the city was financed and organized. It considers the leading developers and questions to what extent the traditional model which attributes responsibility for the development of London to aristocratic landlords is a viable one. The book looks at the structure of the building industry and assesses how it was adapted to meet the demands of the production of speculative housing on a scale and at a pace never previously experienced. It outlines how concepts concerning the form of the new terraces were communicated and transmitted through the building chain and finally realized in the built product. The book focuses on the discipline of architectural history and is primarily concerned with architectural and urban design issues. It talks about drawings as the sum of an architect's oeuvre, rather than the buildings, or the drawings and the buildings together. The book provides information on the style and layout of the new developments and explores the extent to which they can be categorized as a 'modernizing' phenomenon.

Abstract only
Constructing Classicism: architecture in an age of commerce
Elizabeth McKellar

realizes for in Georgian London Summerson argued strongly for Palladianism as the paradigm for English classicism. This is discussed in Chapter 8 below. Blomfield called the red and white style of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century a ‘vernacular architecture’. 7 It was these brick and wood structures, which ranged from large country seats and institutions to modest town

in The birth of modern London