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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: August 1995
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2018
  • 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 that it has today. Their discussion is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including reproductions of all of Wren's surviving drawings.

    • 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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    " outstanding and important book." Times Literary supplement

    "The MAking of the Wren Library is beautifully produced, suitable for the coffee table to be sure, but more at home in the scholar's study...handsomely and helpfully illustrated...McKitterick and his collaborators are accomplished scholars whose work is based on meticulous research...The result is a nice balance of the particular and the more general." Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 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 December 2018
  • 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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