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Author Tyack, Geoffrey.

Title Sir James Pennethorne and the making of Victorian London / Geoffrey Tyack
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992


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Description xviii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Series Cambridge studies in the history of architecture
Cambridge studies in the history of architecture.
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1. The legacy of Nash -- 2. Metropolitan improvements -- 3. Parks for the people -- 4. Architecture and politics -- 5. Public offices -- 6. Museums -- 7. Buildings for the Royal Family -- 8. The rebuilding of Whitehall -- 9. The final years -- 10. Epilogue -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Pennethorne was one of the leading classical architects of the period, although he has hitherto been generally neglected and undervalued. This study, one of the first in a major new series, throws fresh light on some of the main architectural issues and controversies of the time. Even more important, it contributes to an understanding of the complicated relationship between government and architects, and of the forces which created the London of the nineteenth century and of today. The book therefore makes a contribution to the history of urban planning, and to urban and architectural history in general, in addition to offering an important new assessment of Pennethorne himself
For a period of thirty years in the mid-nineteenth century James Pennethorne was more intimately involved with the planning and building of London than any other major architect. A pupil of John Nash, he took over his teacher's practice and became government architect for the first half of Victoria's reign. He was responsible for the planning of new streets, the laying out of parks, and the design of important public buildings such as the Public Record Office, the west wing of Somerset House, the ballroom of Buckingham Palace and the first Senate House for the University of London (now the Museum of Mankind). It is therefore almost impossible for Londoners to avoid coming into contact with some aspect of his work
Analysis Architecture
London (England)
London (England)
Notes Bibliography: p322-324. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-324) and index
Subject Pennethorne, James, Sir, 1801-1871 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture -- England -- London.
Architecture, Victorian -- England -- London.
City planning -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
LC no. 91034886
ISBN 0521394341