Hawksmoor's London Churches

Architecture and Theology

Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey

Hawksmoor's London Churches
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Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey

200 pages | 12 color plates, 65 halftones | 8-1/2 x 9-1/4 | © 2000
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780226173030 Published December 2002
Six remarkable churches built by Nicholas Hawksmoor from 1712 to 1731 still stand in London. In this book, architectural historian Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey examines these designs as a coherent whole—a single masterpiece reflecting both Hawksmoor's design principles and his desire to reconnect, architecturally, with the "purest days of Christianity."
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
List of Abbreviations
1. Wren, Hawksmoor, and the Wonders of the World
2. Hawksmoor and the Divines
3. Hawksmoor's Aspiring Steeples
Conclusion
Appendix 1. Chronological List of Representations of the Temple of Jerusalem in the English Language, 1627-1741
Appendix 2. Sir Christopher Wren's Letter of Recommendations to a Friend on the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches
Appendix 3. George Hickes's Observations on John Vanbrugh's Proposals about Building the Fifty New Churches
Appendix 4. Rules for the Fifty New Churches Set Down by the Commissioners and Their Subcommittee
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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