Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. Clean, bright pages, remains of erased pencil marking to front endpaper; quarter-inch tear to top front corner of jacket. This pioneering study offers the reader a much needed introduction to an extraordinarily charming art form. Far from reflecting their humble function, lodges were the earliest small houses to be architect designed and appeared in a variety of guises from Classical temple to Gothic summerhouse, Palladian pavilion to medieval castle in miniature. Great architects such as Kent, Adam, Pugin and Lutyens responded superbly to the challenge of creating grandeur on a small scale, and patrons combined necessity with pleasure to make their servants' dwellings express the very latest artistic ideas to the outside world. Not only does this book lucidly describe the origins and development of the lodge alongside the other Arts and in the context of social change, it also draws attention to vital links in the study of interacting architectural movements, such as Classical and Gothick at the turn of the eighteenth century. The enthusiasm of the authors is infectious, stimulating the reader to discover little-known lodges, and to bring back from neglect more of the 'great houses in miniature' here beautifully illustrated by over 210 plates, 33 of them in colour 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; ISBN/EAN: 9780947752057. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: dscf7160.
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