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H 297 x W 210 mm

448 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white

Published Dec 2011

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781905739448

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‘Temple Beauties’: The Entrance-Portico in the Architecture of Great Britain 1630-1850

By Richard Riddell

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The portico was a defining feature of the Classical architectural revival of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century in Britain, but has been rarely studied in its own right. In this well illustrated volume Richard Riddell first provides a definition for the portico, then explores its symbolism and significance.

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Contents

Preface ;

I The Portico ;
1 Introduction ;
2 Definitions ;
3 Summary and Note on Portico Types ;

II From Frontispiece to Portico in Great Britain ;
1 Introduction ;
2 Frontispieces ;
3 Porches and Loggia Porticoes ;
4 Summary ;

III Inigo Jones and the Palladian Portico ;
1 Introduction ;
2 Temple and Church ;
3 Summary ;

IV The Baroque Portico ;
1 Jones, Webb, and the Baroque ;
2 Webb, Wren and the Baroque Church ;
3 Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and Archer ;
4 Fifty New Churches ;
5 Temple Front and Portico in the English Baroque ;
6 Summary ;

V The Portico in English Neo-Palladianism ;
1 Introduction ;
2 The Reinstatement of Inigo Jones and Palladio ;
3 Palladio and Porticoes ;
4 The English Country House and its Functions ;
5 The Disadvantages of Porticoes ;
6 Summary ;

VI Neo-Classicism and the Greek Revival Portico ;
1 Introduction ;
2 Neo-Classicism: Imitation and Originality ;
3 Visual Effect: The Rule and the Eye ;
4 Architectural Association ;
5 The Associations of Grecian and Greek Architecture ;
6 The Greek Revival: A Tentative Beginning ;
7 The Greek and Roman Debate ;
8 Greece Revived ;

VII The Decline of the Portico ;

VIII Conclusion ;

Appendix: Summary and Chronologies of the First Introductions and Principal Uses of the Architectural Orders in the Entrance-Porticoes of Great Britain, 1630-1850 ;

Bibliography ;

Plates ;

Index