The first comprehensive dictionary of everyone of importance in the creation of English architecture during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages
This long-awaited work of scholarship provides a comprehensive dictionary of everyone of importance in the creation of English architecture in the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages. With characteristically deft prose, Mark Girouard draws on a lifetime of experience in the study of architectural history to assess the impact of some six hundred master craftsmen, surveyors, designers and patrons at work between 1540 and 1640. Surveying a period not covered by other dictionaries, this book is a key text for students and scholars of British architecture and its allied arts between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Mark Girouard’s lively comments and felicitous style also make it an enjoyable browse for anyone interested in the magnificent buildings that formed the background to the music of Dowland, Wilbye and Byrd; the fascinating political intrigues of the Tudor court; and the writings of Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, Campion and Jonson.
Distributed for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Mark Girouard is a leading architectural historian, conservationist, writer and authority on the country house.
“A new standard work of reference by one of the great authorities on Elizabeth and Stuart architecture.”—John Goodall, Country Life
“A distinguished historian and consummate expert in the field, [Mark Girouard] reveals in his Biographical Dictionary an architectural world in flux…Thanks to Girouard, we can now recapture the excitement of that era and its architecture once again.”—William Whyte, Church Times
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