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Letters of an Architect from France, Italy and Greece

Volume 1

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069410

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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.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069410
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Joseph Woods

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