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Letters of an Architect from France, Italy and Greece

Letters of an Architect from France, Italy and Greece
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: January 2014
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070126

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  • In 1816, architect and botanist Joseph Woods (1776–1864) embarked on a two-year journey through France, Switzerland, Italy and Greece, documenting interesting flora as well as buildings of note. This two-volume work first appeared in 1828. The account stands apart from other contemporary travelogues owing to the application of Woods' architectural insight. By critically assessing ancient and modern buildings for strengths and defects, Woods hoped to inform fellow architects as to how they might produce beautiful buildings through the study of different modes of construction and decoration. Accordingly, the text is accompanied by Woods' drawings of important buildings and architectural features. In Volume 1, he charts his year-long journey through France and Switzerland to Rome, including discussion of the notable ecclesiastical edifices of Notre Dame and the Vatican. In Volume 2, he records his travels through Italy, Greece and Malta, examining such notable locations as the Athenian Acropolis and the ruins of Pompeii.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070126
    • length: 998 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 180 x 58 mm
    • weight: 1.72kg
    • contains: 66 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Journey to Paris
    2. General account of Paris
    3. Gothic architecture
    4. Gothic architecture (cont.)
    5. Return to Paris
    6. Edifices of Paris
    7. Paris
    8. Journey to Lyon
    9. Lyon
    10. South of France
    11. South of France (cont.)
    12. South of France (cont.)
    13. Geneva
    14. Tour in Switzerland
    15. Milan
    16. Verona
    17. Vicenza, Padua
    18. Venice
    19. Venice (cont.)
    20. Bologna
    21. Florence
    22. Journey to Rome
    23. Roman antiquities
    24. Roman antiquities (cont.)
    25. St Peter's
    26. Basilican churches
    27. Living at Rome
    28. Rome
    29. Palaces of Rome
    30. Rome. Volume 2:
    31. Rome (cont.)
    32. Trastevere, walls
    33. Neighbourhood of Rome
    34. Neighbourhood of Rome (cont.)
    35. Tivoli
    36. Subiaco, Palestrina
    37. Tusculum, Albano, Ostia
    38. Journey to Florence
    39. Modena, Parma, Mantua, Ferrara
    40. Ravenna
    41. Academies
    42. Speculations at Rome
    43. Naples
    44. Neighbourhood of Naples
    45. Journey to Athens
    46. Athens
    47. Acropolis
    48. Other antiquities of Athens
    49. Neighbourhood of Athens
    50. Excursion round Attica
    51. Voyage from Athens to Malta
    52. Malta
    53. Syracuse, Catania
    54. Taormina, Messina, Palermo
    55. Agrigentum, Selinum, Segesta
    56. Pompei
    57. Naples, Paestum
    58. Journey to Rome, and last residence there
    59. Journey to Florence, Pisa
    60. Schools
    Lucca, Genoa

  • Author

    Joseph Woods

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