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After the fire : London churches in the age of Wren, Hawksmoor and Gibbs / Angelo Hornak ; foreword by the right reverend Stephen Platten.

By: Hornak, Angelo [author.].
Contributor(s): Platten, Stephen [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London] : Pimpernel Press Ltd, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 384 pages : colour illustrations, map ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781910258088; 1910258083.Other title: London churches in the age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs.Subject(s): Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723 | Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703 | Hawksmoor, Nicholas, 1661-1736 | Gibbs, James, 1682-1754 | Church architecture -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century | Church architecture -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century | Architecture, Baroque -- England -- London | Church decoration and ornament -- England -- London | London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Contents:
The Great Fire of London -- Rising from the ashes -- The churches 1666-1711 -- St. Paul's Cathedral -- Fifty new churches -- Loss and survival.
Summary: London was but is no more!" In these words diarist John Evelyn summed up the destruction wreaked by the Great Fire that swept through the City of London in 1666. The losses included St Paul's Cathedral and eight-seven parish churches (as well as at least thirteen thousand houses). In 'After the fire', celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose from the ashes, more beautiful - and certainly more spectacular - than ever before. The catastrophe offered a unique opportunity to Christopher Wren and his colleagues - including Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor - who, in the course of remarkably few years, rebuilt St Paul's and fifty-one other London churches in a dramatic new style inspired by the European Baroque. Forty years after the Fire, the Fifty New Churches Act of 1710 gave Nicholas Hawksmoor the opportunity to build breathtaking (and controversial) new churches including St Anne's Limehouse, Christ Church Spitalfields and St George's Bloomsbury.0By the 1720s the pendulum was already swinging away from Wren and Hawksmoor's Baroque towards the less extravagant Palladian style. It was the more restrained churches built by James Gibbs (including St Martin-in the-Fields) that were to provide the prototype for churches the world over - but especially in North America - for the next hundred years.
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"London was but is no more!" In these words diarist John Evelyn summed up the destruction wrought by the Great Fire that swept through the City of London in 1666. The losses included St Paul's Cathedral and eight-seven parish churches (as well as at least thirteen thousand houses). In After the Fire , celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose from the ashes, more beautiful - and far more spectacular - than ever before. The catastrophe offered a unique opportunity to Christopher Wren and his colleagues - including Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor - who, over the next forty years, rebuilt St Paul's and fifty-one other London churches in a dramatic new style inspired by the European Baroque. Forty-five years after the Fire, the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711 gave Nicholas Hawksmoor the scope to build breathtaking (and controversial) new churches including St Anne's Limehouse, Christ Church Spitalfields and St George's Bloomsbury. By the 1720s the pendulum was swinging away from the Baroque of Wren and Hawksmoor, and it was James Gibbs' more restrained St Martin-in the-Fields that was to provide the prototype for churches throughout the English-speaking world - especially in North America - for the next hundred years.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-379) and index.

The Great Fire of London -- Rising from the ashes -- The churches 1666-1711 -- St. Paul's Cathedral -- Fifty new churches -- Loss and survival.

London was but is no more!" In these words diarist John Evelyn summed up the destruction wreaked by the Great Fire that swept through the City of London in 1666. The losses included St Paul's Cathedral and eight-seven parish churches (as well as at least thirteen thousand houses). In 'After the fire', celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose from the ashes, more beautiful - and certainly more spectacular - than ever before. The catastrophe offered a unique opportunity to Christopher Wren and his colleagues - including Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor - who, in the course of remarkably few years, rebuilt St Paul's and fifty-one other London churches in a dramatic new style inspired by the European Baroque. Forty years after the Fire, the Fifty New Churches Act of 1710 gave Nicholas Hawksmoor the opportunity to build breathtaking (and controversial) new churches including St Anne's Limehouse, Christ Church Spitalfields and St George's Bloomsbury.0By the 1720s the pendulum was already swinging away from Wren and Hawksmoor's Baroque towards the less extravagant Palladian style. It was the more restrained churches built by James Gibbs (including St Martin-in the-Fields) that were to provide the prototype for churches the world over - but especially in North America - for the next hundred years.