The Building of Elizabethan and Jacobean England (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art S)

Maurice Howard

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While the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s resulted in the destruction of much of England's built fabric, it was also a time in which many new initiatives emerged. In the following century, former monasteries were eventually adapted to a variety of uses: royal palaces and country houses, town halls and schools, almshouses and re-fashioned parish churches. In this beautiful and elegantly argued book, Maurice Howard reveals that changes of style in architecture emerged from the practical needs of construction and the self-image of major patrons in the revolutionary century between Reformation and Civil War.


Condition: New
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2008-01-11
Format: Hardcover
Weight(KG): 1.12

ISBN: 9780300135435


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