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The Making of the Wren Library

The Making of the Wren Library
Trinity College, Cambridge

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David McKitterick, Howard Colvin, Malcolm Baker
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  • Date Published: July 1995
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521443050

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  • The Library at Trinity College, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1695, is known all over the world for its books, its architecture, and its sculpture. Each of these aspects is authoritatively examined in this volume, as David McKitterick, Howard Colvin, and Malcolm Baker explore the ways in which seventeenth-century ideas were modified and extended until, by the early nineteenth century, the Library had achieved the coherent appearance which it has today. Their discussion is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including reproductions of all of Wren's surviving drawings of the Library.

    • A full account of the growth, management, and use of the Wren Library from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries
    • Authoritative discussions of its books, architecture, and sculpture
    • Numerous illustrations, including reproductions of all of Wren's surviving drawings
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    'This is a book altogether worthy of the great library it honours.' Peter Hoare, Rare Books Newsletter

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    • Date Published: July 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521443050
    • length: 171 pages
    • dimensions: 283 x 226 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.425kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction David MCKitterick
    2. The building Howard Colvin
    3. Books and other collections David MCKitterick
    4. The portrait sculpture Malcolm Baker
    5. Postscript David MCKitterick.

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    David McKitterick, University of Cambridge


    David McKitterick, Howard Colvin, Malcolm Baker

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