Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Containing The Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Publick and Private, In Great Britain, . 10 Jun Vitruvius britannicus, or, The British architect: containing the plans, elevations, and sections of the regular buildings, both publick and private. Antique architectural prints by Colen Campbell, British architectural Prints

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Please complete the form vihruvius email this item. He evidently intended to present the house as an exemplar of what new architecture should be, that is neo-Palladian.

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy. Published between and in a three-folio set, the Vitruvius Britannicus documents in meticulous detail many of the buildings from the previous two centuries.

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In Volume II seven plates are signed as designed and drawn by Campbell; thirty-six as drawn by him; six as designed by I. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Colen Campbell. The fitruvius of the volumes was instrumental btitannicus popularising neo- Palladian Architecture in Great Britain and America during the 18th century. Read our cookie policy to find out more. The drawings and designs contained in the book were under way before Campbell was drawn into the speculative scheme.

The elevation of Buckingham house in St. Espcially important were the horizontal emphasis and detail of the facade and the columned portico, matched inside by a temple-like saloon of the same dimensions. A reprint was published in New York: Buildings were shown in plan, section and elevation, but also some were in a bird’s-eye perspective.


Harris, The Palladian revival ; E. The Brutannicus Books on Architecture. The somewhat promotional volume, with its excellently rendered engravings, came at a propitious moment at the beginning of a boom in country house and villa building among the Whig oligarchy.

Its illustrations include facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views. The elevation of St. Colen Campbell 15 June — 13 September was a pioneering Scottish architect and architectural writer, credited as a founder of the Georgian style.

James’s Park His major published work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect In Volume I seven plates are signed as britanhicus and drawn by Ca. Families Teachers and students Groups Access. All records Only records with images Best quality records including image and detailed description.

Millner and drawn by Campbell. Hulsbergh; the title plate pl. Sold by the Author over against Douglas Coffee-house in St. The elevation of Gunnesbury House in Brentford Campbell 9, 20, 22, 54, ; twenty-nine as drawn by him; one as designed by Inigo Jones and drawn by Campbell 50 ; one as designed by Mr Hawksmoor and drawn by Campbell ; one as ‘Ex authographo.

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Close to London, Wanstead quickly became a goal for sightseers and its design was soon being imitated all over England. Georgian Architectural Designs and Details: A descendant of the Campbells of Cawdor Castlehe is believed to be the Colinus Campbell who graduated from the University of Edinburgh in July InCampbell was appointed deputy to the amateur gentleman who had replaced Wren as Surveyor General of the Royal Board of Worksan appointment that Burlington is certain to have pressed, but a short-lived one.


A sumptuous collection of magnificent copperplate engravings, it depicts great English country houses and public buildings. Viewing your results Presenting your results Narrowing your results Sorting your results Individual object records.

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Etching and engraving from Vitruvius BritannicusVol I, Wanstead, designed by Colen Campbell from and built by for Britaannicus Richard Child was the purest, most classical house of its day and was also one of the biggest. These Neo-Palladians guided the course of British architecture toward classical principles, and the Vitruvius Britannicus British Vitruvius reflects their vision.

Stutchbury, The architecture of Colen Campbell He is believed to have trained in and studied architecture under James Smith[2] this belief is strengthened by Campbell owning several drawings of buildings designed by Smith.

Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Volume I

When built, the block was made shorter, and lower symmetrical wings added. Campbell’s new design for a church in Lincolns inn Fields Or are you viturvius for Search the Archives? The elevation of the Great Gallery in Somerset House Campbell vitruvis put this print of it near the start of Vitruvius Britannicusjust after the prints of Inigo Jones’s and John Webb’s buildings also shown in this exhibition.