The Resource On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine

On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine

Label
On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren
Title
On a grander scale
Title remainder
the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jardine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Through the prism of the tumultuous life and brilliant intellect of Sir Christopher Wren, the multitalented architect of Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, historian Lisa Jardine unfolds the emerging new world of late-seventeenth-century science and ideas." "The man behind the bold, imposing beauty of Saint Paul's was as remarkable as the monuments he has left us. Wren was a versatile genius who could have pursued a number of brilliant careers with equal virtuosity. A mathematical prodigy, an accomplished astronomer, a skillful anatomist, and a founder of the Royal Society, he eventually made a career in what he described disparagingly in later life as "Rubbish"--Architecture, and the design and construction of public buildings."
  • "Beyond the public achievements, Jardine explores Wren's personal motivations and passions. He was a sincere, intensely moral man with a remarkable capacity for friendship. His career was shaped by lasting associations forged during a turbulent boyhood and a lifelong loyalty to the memory of his father's master and benefactor, the "martyred king," Charles I."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jardine, Lisa
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA997.W8
LC item number
J37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Wren, Christopher
  • Architects
  • Architects
  • England
Label
On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-582) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyal sons of delinquent fathers -- Precocious students at invisible colleges -- Making the most of one's talents -- Preferred routes to success -- Connected in companies -- Overlapping interests -- Standing the test of time -- Ambitious to leave great monuments
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780060199746
Lccn
2002031786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50494846
  • (OCoLC)ocm50494846
Label
On a grander scale : the outstanding life of Sir Christopher Wren, Lisa Jardine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-582) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Loyal sons of delinquent fathers -- Precocious students at invisible colleges -- Making the most of one's talents -- Preferred routes to success -- Connected in companies -- Overlapping interests -- Standing the test of time -- Ambitious to leave great monuments
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780060199746
Lccn
2002031786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50494846
  • (OCoLC)ocm50494846

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