Greenwich: An Architectural History of the Royal Hospital for Seamen and the Queen's House
Hardback. The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in association with English Heritage, 2000. John Bold (with contributions by Peter Guillery, Paul Pattison, Ann Robey and Joanna Smith). Photography by Derek Kendall; Architectural graphics by Andrew Donald.
Signed by the author.
292 pages with 312 illustrations: photographs in black and white and colour, and several plans and illustrations. Dust jacket in very good condition other than one small tear (carefully repaired) to top centre - see image.
John Bold is an architectural historian who specialises in English architecture and European heritage management. He was Head of Architecture for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, as well as Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, and continues to be a consultant to the Cultural Heritage Division of the Council of Europe.
As the author states in the opening sentence of his introduction:
“The former Royal Hospital for Seamen, the Queen's House and the buildings of the National Maritime Museum comprise one of the most important and inspiring ensembles in European architecture, fit to stand comparison with the masterworks of Renaissance Paris or Baroque Rome, yet quintessentially English.”
This work is based on detailed research and site surveys, and the first to present a thorough architectural and art-historical account of the main surviving buildings of the Greenwich Hospital complex ranging from its inception in the seventeenth century up to the time of publication in 2000. The erudition of the text is complemented by the beautiful photography and clear diagrams with which it is profusely illustrated.
1. Greenwich Park: Landscape and Buildings
2. The Queen's House: Building and Function
3. The Queen's House: Decoration and Later History
4. The Royal Hospital for Seamen: A Benevolent Foundation
5. The Royal Hospital for Seamen: Building an Institution
6. The Royal Hospital for Seamen: Uses, Abuses, Improvements and Departures
7. The Buildings of the Seamen's Hospital Society
8. Buildings for Education
Including also: Bibliography and Index.
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