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The City and the King - Architecture and Politics in Restoration London (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R985
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The City and the King - Architecture and Politics in Restoration London (Hardcover, New): Christine Stevenson

The City and the King - Architecture and Politics in Restoration London (Hardcover, New)

Christine Stevenson

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The City of London is a jurisdiction whose relationship with the English monarchy has sometimes been turbulent. This fascinating book explores how architecture was used to renew and redefine a relationship essential to both parties in the wake of two momentous events: the restoration of the monarchy, in 1660, and the Great Fire six years later. Spotlighting little-known projects alongside such landmarks as Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, it explores how they were made to bear meaning. It draws on a range of evidence wide enough to match architecture's resonances for its protagonists: paintings, prints, and poetry, sermons and civic ceremony mediated and politicized buildings and built space, as did direct and sometimes violent action. The City and the King offers a nuanced understanding of architecture's place in early modern English culture. It casts new light not only on the reign of Charles II, but on the universal mechanisms of construction, decoration, and destruction through which we give our monuments significance.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Christine Stevenson
Dimensions: 260 x 200 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 400
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-19022-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
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LSN: 0-300-19022-0
Barcode: 9780300190229

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