The British architect Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837) created his house-museum from three properties in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
Author: Tim Knox
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
The celebrated British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837) created his extraordinary house-museum from three properties in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. There, Soane exhibited an array of artifacts. This is the first major illustrated history of and guide to the museum, with exclusive images by renowned photographer Derry Moore.
'This new edition (the thirteenth) provides a comprehensive description of Sir John Soane's Museum in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields and reflects recent changes to the Museum including the immaculate recreation of the Private Apartments, the ...
Author: Bruce Boucher
This new edition provides a comprehensive description of the remarkable Sir John Soane's Museum in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields and reflects recent changes to the Museum including the immaculate recreation of the Private Apartments, the Lobby off the Breakfast Room, and the Catacombs, all of which were opened after the previous edition went to press. It will serve both as a souvenir and as the most accurate account of Sir John Soane's remarkable creation.
The Soane House, a four-storey cabinet of curiosities assembled by the great English architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837), is one of London's secret treasures.
Author: Stefan Buzas
Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag
Sir John Soane's London house is undoubtedly one of the most unusual works ever produced by an architect. Soane's highly individual interpretations of classical language, combined with his singular spatial solutions, show that he was an artist well ahead of his time, almost a pioneer of the Modern movement. His great and unusual gift for creating monumental scale in a confined space makes his house a rare visual pleasure. An Act of Parliament in 1833 secured Soane's house for the nation and for posterity. Soane gave instructions that the house should be preserved in all its detail as he left it on his death in 1837, at the advanced age of 84. This means that we can still experience the unusual visual world of this remarkable architect today. Soane altered and added to his house over a period of 40 years. His deep conviction that man can be educated and bettered by studying examples of work in the visual arts of many periods made him an insatiable collector and his house is an Aladdin's cave of objects, paintings and curios that make it a source of great fascination and enjoyment. This publication in the Opus series is a rare but successful record showing the principal spaces in their overall effect and in detail -- a most difficult task considering the spatial complexities and small dimensions of some of the rooms. Richard Bryant demonstrates his enormous skill as a photographer by capturing Soane's idiosyncratic and rich conceptions in his images, which are a masterpiece of architectural documentation. The text describes the history of the building and its complicated development, together with a short biography of its creator.
This book of essays is published to coincide with an exhibition of the same title at Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London (October 23, 2015 March 26, 2016) commemorating the 200th anniversary of Soane's beloved wife Eliza's ...
Author: Helen Dorey
This book of essays is published to coincide with an exhibition of the same title at Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London (October 23, 2015 March 26, 2016) commemorating the 200th anniversary of Soane's beloved wife Eliza's death on November 22, 1815. Its relevance to Soane studies, is, however, much broader, with essays shedding new light on the architecture of legacy in Sir John Soane's Museum; Soane's preoccupation with memorialization as revealed in the design process for the Soane family tomb; the legacy of his drawings collection; and Soane's attempt shortly before his death to sustain future interest in his collections by creating a series of time capsules. The essays, written by the curatorial team at Sir John Soane's Museum, are accompanied by 39 illustrations in full color, some of them published for the first time."
This book illustrates the story of Soane as a collector of architectural drawings, but a story which is not normally available to the public, and will provide a sumptuous opportunity to peruse some of the finest architectural drawings in ...
Author: Frances Sands
A visual and comprehensive compilation of some the finest architectural drawings from Sir John Soane's extensive collection. Architectural Drawings casts light on the magnificent architectural drawings of neo-classical architect, teacher and collector, Sir John Soane that are otherwise concealed in archives. This book, featuring artworks handpicked from what was probably the first comprehensive collection of architectural drawings in the world, numbering 30,000 at the time of his death in 1837, celebrates a life spent procuring curiosities. The collection encompasses the hands of Montano, Thorpe, Wren, Talman, Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh, Gibbs, Kent, Chambers, Adam, Clérisseau, Pêcheux, Wyatt, Playfair, Nash and, of course, Soane himself. The quality of Soane’s collection of drawings is scarcely paralleled elsewhere and on account of their fragility, these items are infrequently seen by the public. This innovative book draws together the most exquisite and important works from the collection for the first time, showing the extraordinary connoisseurship of Sir John Soane while also exploring what drove Soane to amass such a collection and the provenance of his various significant acquisitions. This book illustrates the story of Soane as a collector of architectural drawings, but a story which is not normally available to the public, and will provide a sumptuous opportunity to peruse some of the finest architectural drawings in existence.
Both series are in Sir John Soane's museum in London, and in this book the Librarian of the Museum, Christina Scull, tells the story of the paintings and discusses their narrative and contents.
Author: Christina Scull
"A perpetual collision of eccentricities, a tilt and tournament of absurdities, the prejudices and caprices of mankind let loose" was how Hazlitt described William Hogarth's paintings, and they still delight, interest and amuse as much today as two hundred years ago. The Rake's Progress and An Election are Hogarth's two most famous series of paintings. Both series are in Sir John Soane's museum in London, and in this book the Librarian of the Museum, Christina Scull, tells the story of the paintings and discusses their narrative and contents.
The Soane Museum is delighted to announce a major new exhibition celebrating the architectural writings, recordings and films of the poet Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984).
Author: Sir John Soane's Museum
The Soane Museum is delighted to announce a major new exhibition celebrating the architectural writings, recordings and films of the poet Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984). The exhibition, which marks the centenary of Betjeman's birth, will bring together rare archive material, photographic and film footage as well as original art work from Betjeman's friends and contemporaries such as John Piper, in a celebration of his life-long passion for architecture.A major new catalogue, featuring contributions by Dan Cruickshank, Alan Powers, Ruth Guilding, Mark Girouard, Anthony Symondson, Gavin Stamp, Edward Mirzoeff and Ptolemy Dean, will be published to accompany the exhibition.
The book also includes an essay by Helen Dorey on the celebrations held at the Museum to welcome the arrival of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1825.
Author: Helen Dorey
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Sir John Soane's Greatest Treasure describes one of the most important antiquities ever found in Egypt - the beautiful calcite sarcophagus of the pharaoh Seti I. Discovered in 1817 in the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings by the flamboyant explorer Giovanni Belzoni, the sarcophagus now resides in John Soane's Museum in London's Lincoln's Inn Fields. Leading Egyptologist John H. Taylor outlines the life of Seti I, the background to the creation of the sarcophagus, the excitement surrounding its discovery and the fascinating story of its journey to London and its acquisition by John Soane. At the heart of the book is a fully illustrated interpretation of the complex imagery and hieroglyphic inscriptions which cover the delicately carved surfaces of the sarcophagus. The book also includes an essay by Helen Dorey on the celebrations held at the Museum to welcome the arrival of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1825. John Soane's Greatest Treasure is published to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the sarcophagus in 1817, and to accompany a major exhibition at John Soane's Museum, opening in October 2017.
What were their servants' daily duties? In the course of many years of research she came up with the answers to these questions and many more. This book tells the story of the Soane family's social and domestic life.
Author: Susan Palmer
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
A look at the day-to-day life once lived inside the home of celebrated British architect John Soane, now a museum that attracts 100,000 visitors a year Working in the Museum in Sir John Soane's houses at Nos. 12 and 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, Susan Palmer became intrigued by questions about how the Soane family lived there two centuries ago. What did they eat? What did they drink? How did they keep warm? What was their social life like? What were their servants' daily duties? In the course of many years of research she came up with the answers to these questions and many more. This book tells the story of the Soane family's social and domestic life. It paints a vivid picture of the Soanes' house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, their family life with their two children, and the below-stairs relationships of their servants. First published by Sir John Soane's Museum in 1997 as The Soanes at Home, this Pimpernel edition has been revised by the author and includes many previously unpublished illustrations.
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Author: Rachel Stewart
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies
This title takes a fresh look at a familiar building type - the town house in 18th century London - and investigates the circumstances in which individuals made decisions about living in London, and particularly about their West End house.