Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Author: Tim Knox

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

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Category: Design

Page: 158

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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.

A miscellany of objects from Sir John Soane's Museum

consisting of paintings, architectural drawings and other curiosities from the collection of Sir John Soane

Author: Peter Thornton

Publisher: Laurence King Pub

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Category: Architectural museums

Page: 128

View: 595

Visions of ruin

architectural fantasies & designs for garden follies : the Soane Gallery 1999

Author: Sir John Soane's Museum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 78

View: 975

Sir John Soane's Museum

A Complete Description

Author: Bruce Boucher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 184

View: 459

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.

Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Author: Stefan Buzas

Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 63

View: 939

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.

Sir John Soane's "Museum"

An Analysis of the Architect's House- Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

Author: Susan Gail Feinberg

Publisher:

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View: 245

Daylight Performance of Buildings

Author: Marc Fontoynont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

View: 855

As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages were included - from offices to museums, libraries, churches, houses, airports and factories; from Classical buildings to modern constructions, and from a small single room to an office of over 100,000 square meters. The results of the study of each building are presented, extensively illustrated in colour, with the unusual features and main lessons highlighted. The book also includes details of the monitoring procedures, the results of and comparisons with simulations, the outcome of post-occupancy evaluation, and a summary of the major findings. These show the extraordinary potential of daylighting techniques to improve amenity and energy performance for the benefit of the occupants and building managers. They also demonstrate how often opportunities are missed, and the frequency of problems of overheating or glare. Above all, they demonstrate the beauty, elegance and scope of daylight design.

Sir John Soane

the architect as collector, 1753-1837

Author: Peter Thornton

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 170