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Selective Reading List relating to Chiswick House, Marble Hill House and related subjects

Chiswick House (and later history)


Barnard, Toby & Clark, Jane (eds.), Lord Burlington. Architecture, Art and Life (London: The Hambledon Press, 1995).


Bryant, Julius, London’s Country House Collections: Kenwood, Chiswick, Marble Hill, Ranger’s House (London: Scala Publications, 1993).


Clegg, Gillian, Chiswick House and Gardens: A History (London: McHugh Publications, 2011).


Corp, Edward (eds.), Lord Burlington. The Man and his Politics, Questions of Loyalty (Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998).


Dormer, Jane, Chapman, Caroline, Elizabeth and Georgiana: The Duke of Devonshire and His Two Duchesses (London: John Murray, 2002).


Foreman, Amanda, Georgiana’s World. The Illustrated Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (London: Harper Collins Publisher, 2001).


Foreman, Amanda, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (London: Harper Collins Publisher, 1998).


Harris, John, The Palladian Revival: Lord Burlington, His Villa and Garden at Chiswick (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).


Hattersley, Roy,The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation (London:Chatto & Windus, 2013).

 

Hewlings, Richard, Chiswick House and Gardens, (English Heritage guide book, 1989).


Knight, Caroline, London’s Country Houses (Chichester: Phillimore & Co.Ltd, 2009).


Lees-Milne, James, Earl’s of Creation (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962).


Lees-Milne, James, The Bachelor Duke: William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire 1790-1858 (London: John Murray, 1990).


Strong, Roy, The Spirit of Britain: A Narrative History of the Arts (London: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1999)


Watkin, David, The Classical Country House (London: Aurum Press Limited, 2010).  


Weber, Susan (eds.), William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Bard Graduate Center. Published by Yale University Press, 2013).


White, Roger, Chiswick House and Gardens (English Heritage guide book, 2001).


Wittkower, Rudolf, Palladio and English Palladianism (London: Thames & Hudson, 1974).


Marble Hill House


Borman, Tracy, King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant. The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard (London: Vintage, 2008).


Bryant, Julian, Marble Hill  (English Heritage guide book, 2002).


Bryant, Julius, London’s Country House Collections: Kenwood, Chiswick, Marble Hill, Ranger’s House (London: Scala Publications, 1993).


Draper, Marie P. G, Marble Hill House and its Owners (London: Greater London Council, 1970).


Dresser, Madge (eds.), Hann, Andrew (eds.), Slavery and the British Country House (Swindon: English Heritage, 2013).

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/slavery-connections-marble-hill-house/slavery-connections-marble-hill-house.pdf


Batey, Mavis, Alexander Pope. The Poet and the Landscape (London: Barns Elms Publishing, 1999).


Richardson, Timothy, The Arcadian Friends. Inventing the English Landscape Garden (London: Bantam Press, 2007).



Books on Andrea Palladio


Ackerman, James S. Palladio (London: Penguin Books, 1991).


Arciszewska, Barbara, The Hanoverian court and the Triumph of Palladio. The Palladian Revival in Hanover and England c.1700 (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Dig, 2002).


Giaconi, Giovanni, with text from Kate Williams, The Villas of Palladio (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).


Hind, Charles (eds.), Murray, Irena (eds.), Palladio and His Legacy. A Transatlantic Journey  (New York: Marsilio, 2010).


Lewis, Douglas, The Drawings of Palladio (New Orleans: Martin & St. Martin, 2000).


Marton, Wundram, Pape, Palladio- The Complete Buildings (Taschen Books, 2004).


Paissien, Steven, Palladian Style (London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 1994).


Puppi, Lionello, Andra Palladio (London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 1975).


Tavernor, Robert & Schofield, Richard (translators), Andrea Palladio: The Four Books on Architecture (London: The MIT Press, 2002).


Tavernor, Robert, Palladio and Palladianism (London: Thames and Hudson, 1991).


Egyptian, Classical Architecture, Garden, Renaissance & Enlightenment.


Ackerman, James, The Villa: Form and Ideology of Country Houses (London: Thames and Hudson, 1990).


Anderson, Christy, Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).


Ayers, Philip, Classical Culture and the Idea of Rome in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).


Barns, Richard, The Obelisk. A Monumental Feature in Britain (Kirstead: Frontier Publishing, 2004)


Black, Jeremy, The British Abroad. The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century (The History Press, 2003).


Bold, John, John Webb. Architectural Theory and Practice in the Seventeenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990).


Curl, James Stevens, Egyptomania. The Egyptian Revival: a Recurring Theme in the History of Taste (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994).


Curl, James Stevens, Classical Architecture (London: Batsford Press, 1992).


Curl, James Stevens, Georgian Architecture in the British Isles 1714-1830 (Swindon: English Heritage, 2011).


Doderer-Winkler, Melanie, Magnificent Entertainments: Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014).


Friedman, Terry, James Gibbs (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1984).


Friedman, Terry, The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain ((New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1984).


Frommel, Sabine, Sebastiano Serlio- Architect (Electa Architecture, 1998).


Galinsky, Karl, Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction (Princeton University Press, 1998).


Gerrard, Christine, The Patriot Opposition to Walpole: Politics, Poetry, and National Myth 1725-1742 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.  


Harris, John & Higgott, Gordon, Inigo Jones. Complete Architectural Drawings (Philip Wilson Publishers for the Royal Academy of Arts, 1989).


Hart, Vaughan (eds.), Paper Palaces. The Rise of the Renaissance Architectural Treatise (London: Yale University Press, 1998).


Hart, Vaughan, Inigo Jones. The Architect of Kings (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2011).


Hart, Vaughan, Art & Magic in the Court of the Stuarts (London: Routledge, 2004).


Hart, Vaughan, Nicholas Hawksmoor. Rebuilding Ancient Wonders (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2002).


Hart, Vaughan, Sir John Vanbrugh. Storyteller in Stone (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2008).


Hersey, George, The Lost Language of Classical Architecture: Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi (London: The MIT Press, 1988).


Haycock, David Boyd, William Stukeley: Science, Religion and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century England (Woodbridge: the Boydell Press, 2002).


Koortbojian, Michael, The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences, Implications (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).


Mack, Maynard, Alexander Pope: A Life (Avon: Yale University Press, 1985).


Morgan, Morris Hicky (translator), Vitruvius: The Ten Book on Architecture

(New York: Dover Press, 1960).


Mowl, Timothy & Earnshaw, Architecture without Kings. The Rise of Puritan Classicism under Cromwell (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995).


Mowl, Timothy, William Kent. Architect, Designer, Opportunist (London: Jonathan Cape, 2006).


Onians, John, Bearers of Meaning. The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Guildford: Princeton University Press, 1988).


Porter, Roy, Enlightenment. Britain and the Creation of the Modern World (London: Penguin, 2001).


Rykwert, Joseph, The First Moderns: Architects of the Eighteenth Century (London: The MIT Press, 1984).


Rykwert, Joseph, On Adam’s House in Paradise: The Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1972).


Rykwert, Joseph, The Dancing Column: An Order in Architecture (London: The MIT Press, 1998).


Sicca, Cinzia Maria (eds.), John Talman. An Early Eighteenth-Century Connoisseur (New Haven & London: Yale University Press and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2008).


Stevenson, Christine, The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2013).


Strong, Roy, Art and Power. Renaissance Festivals (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1984).


Stutchbury, Howard E, The Architecture of Colen Campbell (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1967).


Summerson, John, The Classical Language of Architecture (London: Thames and Hudson, 1980).


John Summerson, Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 (Yale: Yale University Press, 1993).


Ward-Perkins, J.B., Roman Imperial Architecture (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1970).


Watkin, David, The Roman Forum (London: Profile Books, 2009).


Wilson, Michael I, William Kent:.Architect, Designer, Painter, Gardener, 1685-1748 (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul plc, 1984).


Worsley, Giles, Inigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellen Centre for Studies in British Art, 2007).


Worsley, Giles, Classical Architecture in Britain. The Heroic Age ( New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellen Centre for Studies in British Art, 1995).


Art and Mythology


Bull, Malcolm, The Mirror of the Gods. Classical Mythology in Renaissance Art (London: Allen Lane, 2005).


Freedman, Luba, The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).


Freedman, Luba, Classical Myths in Italian Renaissance Painting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).


Hall, James, Hall’s History of Ideas and Images in Italian Art (London: John Murray, 1983).


Tyldesley, Joyce, Myths & Legends of Ancient Egypt (London: Allen Lane, 2010).


Wittkower, Rudolf, Allegory and the Migration of Symbols (London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1977).


Zanker, Paul, The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus (The University 0f Michigan, 1990).



Gardens of Enlightenment


Bowe, Gardens of the Roman World (London: Frances Lincoln Ltd, 2004).


Campbell, Gordon, The Hermit in the Garden. From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).


Chambers, Douglas, The Planters of the English Landscape Garden (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1993).


Curl, James Stevens, Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999, 2006, 2016).


Hunt, John Dixon, Garden and Grove. The Italian Renaissance Garden in the English Imagination: 1600-1750 (London: J.M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1986).


Hunt, john Dixon, William Kent: Landscape Garden Designer (London: A.Zwemmer Ltd, 1987).


Hunt, John Dixon, The Picturesque Garden in Europe (London: Thames & Hudson, 2003).


Jacques, David, Georgian Gardens: The Reign of Nature (London: Batsford Ltd, 1990).


Laird, Mark, The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure Grounds, 1720-1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).


Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd, The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2012).


Miller, Naomi, Heavenly Caves: Reflections on the Garden Grotto (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1982).


Mowl, Timothy, Gentlemen & Players: Gardeners of the English Landscape (Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2004).


Osvald, Siren, China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century (Washington: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1990).


Porter, David, The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).


Strong, Roy, The Artist & the Garden (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2000).


Williamson, Tom, Polite Landscapes: Gardens & Society in Eighteenth-Century England (Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, 1995).


Willis, Peter, Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden (Newcastle upon Tyne: Elysium Press Publishers, 2002).


Decoration, Paintings, Sculpture, Furniture, Interiors and Collecting, Cultural Exchange.


Beard, Geoffrey, Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain (London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1975).


Bindman, David & Baker, Malcolm, Roubiliac and the Eighteenth-Century Monument. Sculpture as Theatre (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1995).


Bowett, Adam, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740 (Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 2009).


Bowron, Edgar (eds.), Rishel, Joseph (eds.), Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century (London, Merrell, 2000).


Bristol, Ian, Architectural Colour in British Interiors, 1615-1840 (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1996).


Chaney, Edward and Wilks, Timothy, The Jacobean Grand Tour. Early Stuart Travellers in Europe (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014).


Cornforth, John, Early Georgian Interiors (New Hale & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2004).


Fowler, John & Cornforth, John, English Decoration in the 18th Century (London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd, 1974).


Guilding, Ruth, Owning the Past: Why the English Collected Antique Sculpture, 1640-1840 (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014).


Haskell, Frances, Nicholas, Penny, Taste and the Antique (Yale: Yale University Press, 2010).


Kleiner, Diane, Roman Sculpture (Yale: Yale University Press, 1994).


Marschner, Joanna, Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court (New Haven & London: Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014).


Marshall D (eds.), Russell S (eds.), Wolfe K (eds.), Roma Britannica: Art, Patronage and Cultural Exchange in Eighteenth-Century Rome (London: The British School at Rome, 2011).


Mowl, Timothy & Earnshaw, Brian, An Insular Rococo. Architecture, Politics and Society in Ireland and England, 1710-1770 (London: Reaktion Books Ltd, 1999).


Smith, Charles, Eighteenth-Century Decoration: Design and Domestic interior in England (Harry N. Abrams, 1993).


Stourton, James & Sebag-Montefiore, The British as Art Collectors. From the Tudors to the Present (London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2012).


Webb, M.I, Michael Rysbrack. Sculptor (London: Country Life, 1954).


Williams, Haydn, Turquerie: An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy (London: Thames & Hudson, 2014).


Secret Symbolism: Masonic


Clark, Peter, British Clubs and Societies 1580-1800. The Organisation of an Associational World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).


Curl, James Stevens, Freemasonry & the Enlightenment. Architecture, Symbols, & Influences (London: Historical Publications, 2011).


Jacob, Margaret C, The Radical Enlightenment. Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans (Lafayette: Cornerstone Book Publishers, 1981 & 2006).


Jacob, Margaret C, Living the Enlightenment. Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).


Monod, Paul Kleber, Solomon’s Secret Arts. The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013).


Partner, Peter, The Murdered Magicians: The Templar and their Myth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981).


Roberts, J.M, The Mythology of the Secret Societies (Secker and Warburg Ltd 1972, republished in London by Watkins Publishing, 2008).


Stevenson, David, The Origins of Freemasonry. Scotland’s Century 1590-1710 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).


Stevenson, David, The First Freemasons: Scotland’s Early Lodges and their Members (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1988).


Vidler, Anthony, The Writing of the Walls: Architectural Theory in the Late Enlightenment (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 1989).


Jacobite


Corp, Edward, The King over the Water. Portraits of the Stuarts in Exile after 1689 (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 2001).


Corp, Edward, A Court in Exile: The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).


Corp, Edward, The Stuarts in Italy, 1719-1766: A Royal Court In Permanent Exile (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


Cruickshanks, Eveline, Political Untouchables. The Tories and the ‘45  (London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1979).


Duffy, Christopher, Fight for a Throne. The Jacobite '45 Reconsidered (London: Helion and Company, 2015).


Guthrie, Neil, The Material Culture of the Jacobites (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).


Monod, Paul Kleber, Jacobitism and the English People, 1688-1788 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).


Pittock, Murray, Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760. Treacherous Objects, Secret Places (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).


Riding, Jacqueline, Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016).

 

Roberts, J.M, The Mythology of the Secret Societies (Secker and Warburg Ltd 1972, republished in London by Watkins Publishing, 2008).


Seddon, Geoffrey, The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses (Woodbridge: The Antique Collectors’ Club, 1995. Republished 2015).


Stevenson, David, The Origins of Freemasonry. Scotland’s Century 1590-1710 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988).


Stevenson, David, The First Freemasons: Scotland’s Early Lodges and their Members (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1988).



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