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Colvin, Howard 1919-2007

Overview
Works: 238 works in 710 publications in 2 languages and 8,248 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biographies  Sources  Biography‡vDictionaries  Architectural drawings  Biography  Catalogs  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler, Honoree, Writer of accompanying material, Redactor
Classifications: NA970, 720.942
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Most widely held works by Howard Colvin
A biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840 by Howard Montagu Colvin( Book )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work of reference on the history of British architecture contains biographical information on some 2,000 architects who practised in England, Scotland and Wales from the time of Inigo Jones (1573-1652) to that of William Burn (1789-1870) and Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). This new edition is the fourth of what began in 1954 as A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, and 62 newly identified architects and about 700 buildings have been added since the previous edition." "The dictionary lists every building of importance whose architect can be identified, together with such details as dates of erection and demolition, style, and references to illustrations and published descriptions. Besides a concise biography of each architect, the book provides, whenever possible, a brief assessment of the quality of the architect's work. All architectural books published by British architects of the period 1600-1840 are listed under their authors, and there are full indices of persons and buildings. The dictionary is prefaced by an introductory essay on the history of architectural practice in Britain between 1600 and 1840." "The book is an essential tool for architectural historians, conservationists and local historians in England, Scotland and Wales."--Jacket
Architecture and the after-life by Howard Montague Colvin( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural historian Colvin (emeritus fellow, St. John's College, Oxford U.) provides a history of funerary architecture in western Europe from the earliest megalithic tombs of prehistory to the establishment of public cemeteries in the 19th century, tracing the ways in which these structures represent changing ideas about the after-life as well as changes in architectural style. The book, beautifully produced on heavy stock, includes seven color and 268 b & w illustrations, 90 specially drawn plans and elevations, and an extensive bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A biographical dictionary of English architects, 1660-1840 by Howard Montagu Colvin( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in English architectural history by H. M Colvin( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widely acknowledged as Britain's leading architectural historian, Sir Howard Colvin has been responsible for fundamental research that has helped to bring about a renaissance in English architectural history in the second half of the twentieth century. In this volume, Colvin gathers eighteen new and revised essays written throughout his distinguished career."--Jacket
The history of the king's works by Howard Colvin( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbuilt Oxford by Howard Montagu Colvin( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building accounts of King Henry III by Howard Montagu Colvin( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the King's works by Great Britain( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgian London by John Newenham Summerson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic of English architectural history (first published more than half a century ago), John Summerson provided a perceptive and highly readable account of a major building period in the history of London. Encompassing the architecture of the capital from the Great Fire of 1666 through the city's early nineteenth-century expansion, the book remains an indispensable guide to the genesis and development of Georgian London." "Summerson examines the way in which building in late Stuart and Georgian London was conditioned by social, economic and financial circumstances. He discusses the origins of the London squares, the characteristic forms of London street architecture, the great Georgian public buildings, the industrial architecture of the docklands, and the suburban developments of the early nineteenth century. The major Georgian buildings of the capital are critically discussed and the contributions of their architects evaluated with characteristic wit and elegance." "While Summerson's text is essentially unchanged in this edition, it has been corrected in the light of new research, expanded to include a few significant buildings that were originally overlooked, and enhanced with new illustrations. The Appendix of surviving Georgian buildings has also been carefully updated."--Jacket
The White Canons in England by Howard Colvin( Book )

19 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Premonstratensian order
Of building : Roger North's writings on architecture by Roger North( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal buildings by Howard Colvin( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of architectural drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries in the Library of Worcester College, Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

21 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Quadrangle : St. John's College, Oxford by Howard Montagu Colvin( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury Quadrangle at St. John's College is one of the most famous and beautiful of Oxford's historic buildings. It was built in 1631-6 at the expense of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, as a gift to his old college and to celebrate his own rise to power as Chancellor of the University and one of the greatest men in Charles I's England. This book describes how the quadrangle was built, investigates the sources of the design and the iconography of the sculptural decoration, and puts forward some new ideas about the place of the Canterbury Quadrangle in English architectural history. The author also investigates the complicated history of the library which occupies two of its sides, and discusses the changing attitudes towards the conservation of the quadrangle that have prevailed during the last hundred years
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire : a hidden house revealed by National Trust (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Souls, an Oxford College and its buildings by Howard Colvin( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the architectural history of All Souls College. Its foundation in 1438 by Archbishop Chichele, the construction of the medieval buildings and the model afforded by the foundation of New College, the neo-gothic expansion, and the alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries are discussed
Architectural drawings from Lowther Castle Westmorland by Howard Colvin( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ackermann's Oxford by Howard Colvin( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the sources of English architectural history by H. M Colvin( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Colvin, H.M.

Colvin, H. M. 1919-2007

Colvin, H. M. (Howard Montagu), 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard.

Colvin Howard 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard M.

Colvin, Howard M. 1919-2007

Colvin, Howard Montagu

Colvin, Howard Montague 1919-2007

Howard Colvin britischer Architekturhistoriker

Howard Colvin British architectural historian

Howard Colvin Brits kunsthistoricus (1919-2007)

Howard Montagu Colvin

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