The Georgian Buildings of Bath from 1700 to 1830 - ISON, WalterKingsmead Reprints, 1969, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good. Upper board damp-damaged although relatively clean. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Contents in really nice condition.
Bath is, beyond any question, the loveliest of English cities, this high place being held as much by virtue of the architectural and material unity pervading the Georgian city as a whole, as by the excellence of individual buildings. The harmony which prevails is in a large measure due to the city's development having taken place within the compass of little more than one hundred years, and under unusually propitious circumstances. Bath's meteoric rise to pre-eminence as a fashionable resort under the inspired guidance of 'Beau' Nash, and Ralph Allen's desire to exploit, in the most favourable manner, the stone from his quarries, gave John Wood the opportunity he sought, to realize in a substantial degree his visions of the classic cities of antiquity. Blue cloth with gilt on black title plate to spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Fold out maps. Drawings. 211pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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