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Published by Printed for the Wren Society at the University Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Church buildings -- England -- London

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe Wren Society. [Publications] v. 9-10
ContributionsBolton, Arthur T. b. 1864, Hendry, Harry Duncan, 1890-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNA997.W8 A2
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14955556M
LC Control Number32020648

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“HE ADORNED HIS COUNTRY WITH SO MANY OF ITS FINEST BUILDINGS”: THE WORKS OF SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN, , FIRST EDITION, WITH 60 LARGE LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES (WREN, Sir Christopher) WREN, Christopher. The Works of Sir Christopher Wren. The Dimensions, Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Parochial Churches. The Works Of Sir Christopher Wren. The Dimensions, Plans, Elevations, And Sections Of The Parochial Churches Of Sir Christopher Wren. Erected In The Cities Of London, & Westminster. By John Clayton, Architect. Life Student of the Royal Academy, & Assciate of the Royal Institute of British Architects. RA Collection: Book. The Great Fire of devastated the centre of London, with a loss of old St Paul's and eighty-six parish churches. Sir Christopher Wren, working with Commissioners appointed by Parliament, was responsible for rebuilding the cathedral and fifty-one of the parish churches, although the immediate need to start rebuilding made his design for an overall replanning of the City . Buy The Tenth Volume of the Wren Society The Parochial Churches of Sir Christopher Wren, - , Part Two by Arthur T Bolton & H Duncan Hendry [editors]: (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Arthur T Bolton & H Duncan Hendry [editors].

Sir Christopher Wren was 33 years old and near the beginning of his career as an architect when the Great Fire of London in destroyed many of the city's public buildings, including 88 of its parish churches. Wren's office was commissioned to build 51 replacement churches and St Paul's of these buildings survive to this day; others have been substantially . Wren, C, , “The letter of Sir Chr. Wren upon the building of national churches”, reprinted in The Parochial Churches of Sir Christopher Wren – volume IX, Ed. Wren Society (Oxford University Press, London) , pp 15 – 18 Google Scholar. Eighty-eight churches had been destroyed and a grand plan to rebuild them was started by Sir Christopher Wren. In the end, he designed fifty-one new churches and the splendour that is St Paul's Cathedral. Of the fifty-one churches, many have been lost, either to a combination of Victorian indifference, fire, subsidence or German s: 6. Further reading: "The Parochial Churches of Sir Christopher Wren ", in Wren Society, vols.9 and 10 (). Volume 9 consists mainly of drawings and plans. Volume 9 consists mainly of drawings and plans.

Christopher Wren was born in Wiltshire in , and came from a High Church background, his father becoming Dean of Windsor, and Matthew Wren, his uncle, Bishop of Ely. He seems to have been something of a polymath, and his early flair was in maths (Newton was said to have been particularly impressed with his experiments in geometry) and the. Ever since the publication of Parentalia in it has been taken for granted that all the ‘fifty-one parochial churches of the City of London’ listed there by Christopher Wren, junior, were indeed ‘erected according to the Designs, and under the Care and Conduct, of Sir Christopher Wren’. That Wren could not personally have designed every detail of so many churches has long .   The Great Fire of devastated the centre of London, with a loss of old St Paul's and eighty-six parish churches. Sir Christopher Wren, working with Commissioners appointed by Parliament, was responsible for rebuilding the cathedral and fifty-one of the parish churches, although the immediate need to start rebuilding made his design for an overall Reviews: 1. Works after Sir Christopher Wren in the RA Collection 4 results. After Sir Christopher Wren St. Paul's Cathedral Church - perspective view of the North and East sides, 1 January Engraving After Sir Christopher Wren St. Paul's Cathedral Church - geometrical section of the dome transepts &x from north to south., 1 May Engraving.