John Carr of York: Collected Essays (Hardcover)

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By Ivan Hall, Kenneth Powell (Editor)
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An introduction to the life and mind of one of England’s most significant architects.

John Carr of York (1723–1807) was one of the most prolific and significant architects of the eighteenth century, with an output of more than four hundred designs, which range from simple gateways to the grandest schemes. Highly successful in his day, he had a recognizable style that was sensitive to the latest fashions as they continued to change. His ability to create beautiful buildings and marry this with a practical approach to both the purpose of the building and the budget of his clients won him many commissions. 

Carr was born in Yorkshire in the North of England and remained there for the duration of his career. Because of this, he has often been overlooked as an architect, and his extensive output has defeated many attempts to write a complete study of his work. Although not a comprehensive review, John Carr of York seeks to situate Carr as an architect of national significance. It includes photographs and covers overarching themes such as landscape and color and some commissions in more detail.

About the Author

Ivan Hall is a British architectural historian specializing in the architecture of John Carr.

Kenneth Powell is an architectural critic, historian, and consultant.

Praise For…

"Remarkable new book"
— The Telegraph

"This is a treasure trove of a book."
— The Oldie

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399959155
ISBN-10: 1399959158
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2024
Pages: 500
Language: English