A look at the day-to-day life once lived inside the home of celebrated British architect John Soane, now a museum that attracts 100,000 visitors a year Working in the Museum in Sir John Soane's houses at Nos. 12 and 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, Susan Palmer became intrigued by questions about how the Soane family lived there two centuries ago. What did they eat? What did they drink? How did they keep warm? What was their social life like? What were their servants' daily duties? In the course of many years of research she came up with the answers to these questions and many more. This book tells the story of the Soane family's social and domestic life. It paints a vivid picture of the Soanes' house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, their family life with their two children, and the below-stairs relationships of their servants. First published by Sir John Soane's Museum in 1997 as The Soanes at Home, this Pimpernel edition has been revised by the author and includes many previously unpublished illustrations.
Sir John Soane Influence on Architecture from 1791
Sir John Soane?s Influence on Architecture from 1791: A Continuing Legacy is the first in-depth study of this eighteenth-century British architect?s impact on the work of others, extending globally and still indeed the case over 200 years later. Author Oliver Bradbury presents a compelling argument that the influence of Soane (1753-1837) has persevered through the centuries, rather than waning around the time of his death. Through examinations of internationally-renowned architects from Benjamin Henry Latrobe to Philip Johnson, as well as a number of not so well known Soanean disciples, Bradbury posits that Soane is perhaps second only to Palladio in terms of the longevity of his influence on architecture through the course of more than two centuries, from the early 1790s to today, concluding with the recent return to pure revivalism. Previous investigations have been limited to focusing on Soane?s late-Georgian and then post-modern influence; this is the first in-depth study of his impact over the course of two centuries. Through this survey, Bradbury demonstrates that Soane?s influence has been truly international in the pre-modern era, reaching throughout the British Isles and beyond to North America and even colonial Australia. Through his inclusion of select, detailed case studies, Bradbury contends that Soane?s is a continuing, not negated, legacy in architecture.
John Soane (1753-1837) was one of the most influential and original of all English architects. In this lavishly illustrated biography, Darley places Soane's life and buildings side by side, and her insights into this complex man and his turbulent life add a great deal to the understanding of his extraordinary work. 235 illustrations, 75 in color.
First published in 1999, this volume examines Sir John Soane (1753-1837) who was one of Britain’s most inventive architects. His achievements include the Bank of England and the world’s first picture gallery at Dulwich, buildings of international importance. His country estate work, inspired by classical antiquity, ranges in scale from the remodelling of existing country houses, such as Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire and Aynhoe Park in Northamptonshire, to simple outbuildings. Here we see the emergence of the key themes of his style and the results of his precise attention to proportion, design detail, and light and shade. These are among Soane’s finest works. Making full use of the Soane Museum and country house archives, Ptolemy Dean here examines ten country house projects, reconstructing the creative transactions between client and architect, architect and skilled craftsman. It is impossible to understand Soane’s intentions without the drawings, sketches and letters which enable us to trace the process of design. With the author’s own drawings in watercolour to illustrate Soane’s use of light and space, and beautiful photographs by Martin Charles, Sir John Soane and the Country Estate offers an enthralling insight into the work of a great architect. An illustrated inventory, the first fully researched guide to Soane’s country house practice, details an architectural legacy that has rarely been matched.
The Portrait of Sir John Soane R A 1753 1837 Set Forth in Letters from His Friends 1775 1837
Susan Palmer, archivist to Sir John Soane's Museum, tells the story of the Soane family's social and domestic life. This exquisitely illustrated book looks into the tiniest details of everyday life in the Soane household. From what meals were cooked and how the house was heated to supper parties and the relationships of the servants, this promises to be an emotive and informative book.