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The City Churches of Sir Christopher Wren by Paul Jeffery Pdf
The Great Fire of 1666 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 impossible. The work was funded by a tax on coals brought into the City of London. Much has been written about Wren's rebuilding of St Paul's, while the other fifty-ne parish chirches he was appointed to reconstruct are generally overlooked. This is the first modern book to examine them as a whole. Paul Jeffery describes how and when the churches were built, exploring the respective contributions of Wren and of his two principal assistants, Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The result of their work was a unique set of contemporary churches. While not all are of the standard of Wren's masterpieces, such as St Stephen Walbrook and St Bride's, none is without architectural merit and interest. The second part of the book is a gazetteer of all the churches, including those that no longer exist. The book is heavily illustrated and provides a visual strong record of all the churches. Since they were built the Wren churches have suffered steady losses. St Christopher-le-Stocks was demolished in 1782 to make way for the Bank of England. Others, such as St Dionis Backchurch and St Antholin Budge Row, were lost to Victorian parish rationalisation. Many were destroyed or badly damaged in the Second World War. Only twenty-three of the original fifty-one remain. These are now under threat again, with the Templeman Report's proposal that only four of the existing churches (none by Wren) should be retained as parish churches. They provide a test case of conservation, sitting as they do in the middle of the City of London. The City Churches of Sir Christopher Wren presents a clear case both for their importance and for their preservation.
Wren's City Churches by A H (Arthur Heygate) 18 Mackmurdo Pdf
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St. Paul's Cathedral from past to present by Silke Lübbert Pdf
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,7, University of Paderborn (Institut für Anglistik), course: London the urban experience, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When most people think of St. Paul's Cathedral in London the image of Christopher Wren's magnificent classical church rises in their minds, but there was a cathedral dedicated to St. Paul long before the construction of Wren’s cathedral. This paper is going to show how St. Paul’s Cathedral became what it is today and what a church can be apart from a place for sermons. Cathedrals have always played more than one role in the communities they serve. Their central purpose is to bring people closer to God, but over the centuries they have served as a focal point for trade, as fortresses and sanctuaries in times of war, and as vast status symbols - reflections of wealth and power of the region in which they stand. These functions take on an additional significance for St Paul’s, the cathedral of the capital city and also of the nation. Today’s Church belongs to the people of the nation. For example, every citizen can be married or have a funeral service in his or her parish church; priests can marry couples without the presence of a civil official; and the General Synod, the Church of England’s governing body, is the only organisation outside Parliament that has the power to legislate. Cathedrals are perhaps the ultimate reflection of this inclusiveness. Unlike parish churches, which exist to minister to the people of the local area in which they stand, they are a route to God for the larger community - a place of celebration and mourning where feelings can be shared and the sheer scale and beauty of the architecture, services and music allows visitors to experience the serenity and spirituality that are an essential counterpoint to the bustle of everyday life.
Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) is now mostly remembered as a genius of architecture – but he was also an accomplished polymath, who only came to architecture quite late in life. Most famous as the mastermind behind the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral and more than fifty parish churches after the Great Fire of London, among his countless other projects Wren also designed the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, the Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich, and much of Hampton Court Palace. Replete with colourful images of his buildings, this concise biography tells the story of a man whose creations are still popular tourist attractions to this day, but also casts light on Wren's credentials as an intellectual and a founding member of the Royal Society.
Wren's City Churches (Classic Reprint) by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo Pdf
Excerpt from Wren's City Churches Life of Sir C. Wren, by Lucy Phillimore. Sir C. Wren and his Times, also Life and Works of Sir C. Wren, by J. Elmes. Works of Sir C. Wren. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
"This book presents a comprehensive new photographic survey of the churches, the first undertaken since the 1920s. Nowhere else has such a full pictorial record of this outstanding group of buildings been published. It covers the 39 Anglican parish churches and the seven other buildings for worship that lie within the Square Mile. The photographer presents the buildings inside and out, showing their principal glories, as well as drawing attention to little-known corners"--Jacket.
Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future by Kim Williams,Michael J. Ostwald Pdf
Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume II covers architecture from the Late Renaissance era, through Baroque, Ottoman, Enlightenment, Modern and contemporary styles and approaches. Key figures covered in this volume include Palladio, Michelangelo, Borromini, Sinan, Wren, Wright, Le Corbusier, Breuer, Niemeyer and Kahn. Mathematical themes which are considered include linear algebra, tiling and fractals and the geographic span of the volume’s content includes works in the United States of America and Australia, in addition to those in Europe and Asia.
Insiders call it the Craft. Discover the fascinating true story of one of the most influential and misunderstood secret brotherhoods in modern society. Founded in London in 1717 as a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry proved so addictive that within two decades it had spread across the globe. Masonic influence became pervasive. Under George Washington, the Craft became a creed for the new American nation. Masonic networks held the British empire together. Under Napoleon, the Craft became a tool of authoritarianism and then a cover for revolutionary conspiracy. Both the Mormon Church and the Sicilian mafia owe their origins to Freemasonry. Yet the Masons were as feared as they were influential. In the eyes of the Catholic Church, Freemasonry has always been a den of devil-worshippers. For Hitler, Mussolini and Franco, the Lodges spread the diseases of pacifism, socialism and Jewish influence, so had to be crushed. Freemasonry's story yokes together Winston Churchill and Walt Disney; Wolfgang Mozart and Shaquille O'Neal; Benjamin Franklin and Buzz Aldrin; Rudyard Kipling and 'Buffalo Bill' Cody; Duke Ellington and the Duke of Wellington. John Dickie's The Craft is an enthralling exploration of a the world's most famous and misunderstood secret brotherhood, a movement that not only helped to forge modern society, but has substantial contemporary influence, with 400,000 members in Britain, over a million in the USA, and around six million across the world.
Parentalia Or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens Viz. of Mathew Bishop of Ely, Christopher Dean of Windsor ... But Chiefly of --- Surveyor-general of the Royal Buildings ... Now Published by Stephen Wren by Christopher Wren Pdf
Sir Christopher Wren and His Times by James Elmes Pdf
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN iffl HIS TUBS. WITH ILLUSTRATIVE SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTUEY. DY JAMES ELMES. LATE SURVEYOR OF THE JL WA XJL v juvi ON AtrrnoR OF MEMOIRS Off SIB. CHRISTOPHER WREN LECTURES OK ARCHITECTURE ANECDOTES OF ART AND ARTISTS DICTIONARY OF TTtB FINlfl AUTR SOTmtfTIFIC, IHSTOR. TCA. L AND COMMKllCIAL SUltVKY OP THE PORT Off LONDON, UTO. BttlTOR OP Sttt WILLTAW JONESS DISCOURSES ANNALS OF THE FXNB ARTS HOIW3 YAClV i, ETO. There arc throe Crowns - the Crown of the Law, the Crown of the Priesthood, and the Crown of Eoyalty but the Crown of a good Name is superior to them all. n c Talmud. LONDON CHAPMAN HALL, 193, PICCADILLY. MDCOOLTL J VK l l- ul 1 M MI JL TO HIS KOYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, KG., F. R. S., ETC., ETC., ETC., PRESIDENT OF HER MAJESTYS COMMISSIONERS FOR THE - PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS IN 1851. MAY IT PLEASE TOUR RoTAL HlGHNESS, THE proposition, execution and termination of the great and wondrous exhibition of the natural pro ductions, industry and arts of all nations, which forms the characteristic feature and the crowning triumph of the memorable year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, has transmitted the name of your Royal Highness to the most distant regions of the earth, and will convey it to the latest posterity among those bene factors of the human race who have rendered the greatest honour to HIM who is the author of peace and lover of concord TIIEROTORE a memoir of that period of English his tory which gave birth to the Royal Society, witnessed DEDICATION. the destruction and restoration of the City of London, produced a Boyle, a Newton and a Wren, and was pro lific in thefruits of the new or experimental philosophy the offspring of the illustrious Lord JJacon cannot but be congenial to the head which conceived and the heart which presided over the destinies of this mighty Macrocosm this true Temple of Concord the Exhi bition Building in Hyde Park. BUT, Eoyal Sir, there is a private, and, perhaps, a selfish motive that induced me to week your protection of my unpretending volume, which in a romombranco of the honourable praise your lloyal Highness bestowed on my late sons great work, St. Goorgoa Hall, in Liverpool, a building which does honour to tho taste and munificence of the merchant-princes of that groat commercial town, whilst the edifice wua in progress under its young inventors superintendence. Nor can. I forget tho splendid modalliou-ot-henour, you eonfomxl upon him, which I hope my little grandson, who in too young to know his loss, may live to appreciate nor the kind and affecting manner in which our Mont Gracious Quoen and your Koyal Highness conde scended to mention tho young architects premature death in the recent royal progress through tho County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. DEDICATION. V WHETHER the public or the private motive predomi nated, I cannot., however, refrain from expressing, as one of the great ikmily of man, of the British stock, my humble portion of gratitude to your Royal Highness, for the elevation of our national character, by collecting in our metropolis the great congregation of arts, manufactures and commerce, with professors, admirers and patrons from every part of the habitable globe. AT the same time, I take leave most respectfully to express my sincere thanks for the prompt and flattering manner in which yourRoyal Highness condescended to accept my dedication of Sir Christopher Wren and his Times I have the honour to be, Sm, Your Royal Highness most obedient and Very humble servant, JAMES ELMES. PEEF1CK THE quarto volume of Memoirs of the Life and Works of Sir Christopher Wren, which I published some years ago, was almost exclusively devoted to that distinguished man and his works...