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Sir John Soane: The Royal Academy Lectures

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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665568

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  • Sir John Soane: The Royal Academy Lectures contains the full text of Soane's letters, carefully edited by David Watkin. It is a revised and abridged edition of his award-winning book Sir John Soane: Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures. In his introduction to this new volume, Watkin explains the significance of Soane's approach to architectural history and theory, as expressed in the lectures delivered from 1810-1820 as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy. They are accompanied by a selection of the watercolors that Soane prepared as illustrations.

    • Modestly priced, abridged edition of the award-winning Enlightenment Thought and Royal Academy Lectures
    • Provides an accessible form of the full text of the lectures of Sir John Soane
    • It contains an interpretation of Soane by Watkin
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "His book supplants most of the many books on Soane and exemplifies the essential significance of documentary and biographical study to architectural history." R.W. Liscombe, Choice

    "A striking portrait of the last Enlightenment thinker. David Watkin's intellectual biography is graceful, scholarly, rewarding..." The Times (London)

    "This is a neatly condensed version of Watkin's masterful intellectual and professional contextualization of Sir John Soane's lectures as professor of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, provides valuable insights on both the intellectual fabric of the Enlightenment and its arcitectural affects, as well as the design practices of Soane. The text is lucid in argument, and literary style, being further clarified by well-chosen illustrations, many from drawings by the architect. In this abridged form the book will prove especially useful to faculty, researchers, graduate students, and professionals." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665568
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 205 x 255 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The Royal Academy Lectures: Lectures I-XII.

  • Editor

    David Watkin, University of Cambridge

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