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AFTER THE FIRE: LONDON CHURCHES IN THE AGE OF WREN, HOOKE, HAWKSMOOR AND GIBBS. Angelo Hornak. Pimpernel Press, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Trafalgar Square Publishing, North Pomfret. 384 pp. with 342 ills. (310 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781910258088 In English.
Publisher's description: "London was but is no more!" In these words diarist John Evelyn summed up the destruction wrought by the Great Fire that swept through the City of London in 1666. The losses included St Paul's Cathedral and eight-seven parish churches (as well as at least thirteen thousand houses). In After the Fire, celebrated photographer and architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores, with the help of his own stunning photographs, the churches built in London during the sixty years that followed the Great Fire, as London rose from the ashes, more beautiful -- and far more spectacular -- than ever before. The catastrophe offered a unique opportunity to Christopher Wren and his colleagues -- including Robert Hooke and Nicholas Hawksmoor -- who, over the next forty years, rebuilt St Paul's and fifty-one other London churches in a dramatic new style inspired by the European Baroque. Forty-five years after the Fire, the Fifty New Churches Act of 1711 gave Nicholas Hawksmoor the scope to build breathtaking (and controversial) new churches including St Anne's Limehouse, Christ Church Spitalfields and St George's Bloomsbury.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171736
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