H.Hulsbergh engraver/ CAMPBELL, Colen
Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Containing the
Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both
Public and Private in Great Britain. London.The Authors.1715 5
vols. Folio., 375 engraved plates, including many double-page.
Vitruvius Britannicus is indispensable for the study of 17th and
18th-century architecture in England, and occupies its own place
in architectural history as the book which established Palladian
architecture as the approved style for Britain in the 18th
century. Colen Campbell issued the first three volumes between
1715 and 1725. From the set of 375 large engraved illustrations,
plans and sections of palaces, country houses, government offices
and churches designed by architects from Inigo Jones onwards, with
extensive coverage of Wren and Vanbrugh and of Campbell's own
designs in the new English Palladian style. A compilation of
British domestic architecture of the 17th and 18th century. The
first volume, appearing in the same year as Leoni's Palladio, was
the earliest manifestation of the new Palladian revival - it was,
in fact, Campbell who kindled the flames of Burlington's interest.
Large plate engravings being various sizes typically 28cm x 44.5
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