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British Architecture 1760–1914
Volume I: 1760-1830

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Geoffrey Tyack



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Book Description

This volume of primary sources examine British architectural history from 1760 to 1830. It contains a mixture of architectural treatises, biographical material on architects, works on different types of building, and contemporary descriptions of individual buildings and will be of great interest to students of Art History and Architecture.

Table of Contents

Volume 1

General Introduction

Part 1: 1760-90

1. Isaac Ware, ‘On Common Houses in London’, Complete Body of Architecture (1756), pp. 345-7.

2. William Chambers, Treatise on Civil Architecture (1759 [1791]), pp. xlviii-xl, 119-121, 127-9.

3. J. Stuart and N. Revett, preface to Antiquities of Athens (1762), pp. i-viii.

4. J. Gwynn, London and Westminster Improved (1766), pp. 4-6

5. Correspondence between Sir Thos. Robinson and Lord Verney re Claydon House, 1768, Architectural Review, 1966-8.

6. S. Riou, Grecian Orders of Architecture (1768), pp. 66-68

7. Arthur Young, Six Weeks’ Tour of the Southern Counties (3rd. ed., 1772), pp. 5-7, 13-15.

8. P. J. Grosley, Tour of London, vol. 1 (1772), p. 40; Vol 2, p. 96

9. Horace Walpole, journal of visits to Painshill, Stourhead, Kedleston Hall and Castle Howard 1761 and1766, Walpole Society, vol. 16 1928, pp. 36-7, 43, 64-5, 72-3

10. 10.1 ‘Friday 19th September 1777’, James Boswell, Life of Dr Johnson, 1791, pp. 844-5

10.2 ‘Letter from Dr Johnson 1777’, A. T. Bolton, Architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, vol. 1, p. 101

11. The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, esquires, vol. 1 (1778), pp. 45-9 and pl. 5.

12. Horace Walpole, ‘Letters on Osterley House’ 1773, W. S. Lewis (ed.), Horace Walpole’s Correspondence (1773) (reprinted in the Osterley Guidebook).

13. E. Climenson (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs Lybbe Powys, (1771), pp. 145-8

14. John Wesley, ‘Harewood House, Yorkshire in 1777’, Journals (Everyman ed., vol. 4), p. 154.

15. James Paine, ‘Preface’, in Plans, Elevations … of Noblemen and Gentlemen’s houses (1783), pp. v-vii.

16. ‘Description of Houghton’, in Francois de la Rochefoucauld, A Frenchman in England [1784] (Marchand & Roberts, 1933), pp. 222-224.

17. Horace Walpole, Anecdotes of Painting (1762-71), pp. 70-71.

18. ‘On Strawberry Hill’, Horace Walpole, Letters [1753] (Everyman ed., 1926), pp. 144-7.

19. Joshua Reynolds, Discourses on Art (13th discourse 1786), (ed. E. Wark, 1975), pp. 141-144.

20. John Soane, ‘Introduction’, in Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings (1788), p. 1-11.

21. John Byng’s descriptions of Matlock and Haddon Hall, Derbyshire in 1789 in C. B. Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries, (1954), pp. 178-180.

22. J. Carter et al. ‘Gothic Architecture’, Builder’s Magazine, 1788, p. 221.

23. Sale catalogue of George Dances’s books, in D. Watkin (ed.), Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons, vol. 4, 1972, pp. 1-10.

Part 2: 1790-1830

24. W. Reveley (ed), The Antiquities of Athens, vol. 3 (1794), pp. xiii-xiv

25. W. Gilpin, Observations on the Western parts of England (1792), pp. 126-7, 157-60

26. Uvedale Price, Essay on the Picturesque vol. 1 (1794), pp. 52, 197; vol. 2, pp. 265-9

27. Uvedale Price, letters to Sir George Beaumont 1798, and Lord Aberdeen 1810, re Castle House Aberystwyth.

28. 28.1 R. Payne Knight, extracts from The Landscape (1794), lines 254-275.

28.2 R. Payne Knight Analytical Enquiry into Principle of Taste (1805), pp. 222-5.

29. 29.1 Humphry Repton, extracts from Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening (1795), pp. 52-56.

29.2 Humphry Repton, extracts from Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1803), pp. 288-89.

30. 30.1 Robert Lugar, Architectural Sketches for Cottages, Rural Dwellings and Villas (1805: 1825 ed.), pp.10-12, 14-16,

30.2 Robert Lugar, ‘Preface’, in Plans and Views of Buildings (1811)

31. John Carter, Gentlemen’s Magazine, vol. 81/1 (1811), pp. 28-9

32. Louis Simond, ‘Description of Terraced Houses in 1810-11’, in C. Hibbert, ed, An American in Regency England (1968), pp. 36-7.

33. Humphrey Repton, ‘Report on Sheringham Hall, Norfolk’, in Fragments on the Theory of Landscape Gardening (1816), 457-461, 582-586, 570-79

34. John Soane, ‘Lecture 8’, in D. Watkin (ed.), Lectures on Architecture (1815), pp. 173-174, 187-194.

35. J. B. Papworth, ‘Plate VII, A Cottage Orne’, in Rural Residences (1818), pp. 29-32.

36. John Nash’s reminiscences 1821, from Garlick & Macintyre (eds.), Joseph Farington’s Diary, pp. 5744-5747

37. C. R. Cockerell on Lowther Castle, Westmoreland and Grange Park, Hants, 1823, in David Watkin, The Life and Work of C.R. Cockerell (London: Zwemmer, 1974) pp. 78-79

38. J. Rutter, Delineations of Fonthill (1823), pp. 61-65, 108-111.

39. A. C. Pugin, extract ‘Preface’, in Specimens of Gothic Architecture (1825).

40. W.F. Pocock, Designs for Churches and Chapels (1824), pp. 7-11

41. John Britton and Augustin Pugin, ‘Waterloo Bridge’, in Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London (1825), pp. 392-396.

42. E. W. Brayley, ‘Drury Lane Theatre’, Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Theatres of London (1826), pp. 8-11

43. Prince Puckler-Muskau, descriptions of Regent Street and Penrhyn Castle in Tour in England, Ireland and France in 1828 and 1829 by a German Prince (1828-9).

44. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, descriptions of Lancashire cotton mills, London docks and John Nash’s house in London, English Journey (1826, trans. 1993).

45. Alfred Barry, Life of Sir Charles Barry (1867, 2nd ed.1870), pp. 6-14, 48-53, 60-63.

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Biography

Dr Geoffrey Tyack is an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College in the University of Oxford and a member of the University’s Faculty of History. He has taught architectural history and the history of urban planning for many years, both in Britain and the United States, and continues to lecture widely and to teach Oxford postgraduate and undergraduate students. He is President of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society, a Trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust, a council member of the London Topographical Society and a long-standing member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Victorian Society.