The celebrated British architect Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837) created his extraordinary house-museum from three properties in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. There, in houses that embody both his architectural vision and his passion for collecting, Soane exhibited a marvellous array of artefacts, including an outstanding collection of plaster casts, and idiosyncratic items ranging from mummified cats to the sarcophagus of the Egyptian king Seti I. Soane intended the collection to be an 'Academy of Architecture' that would inspire students for generations to come, and today it continues to attract more than 90,000 visitors every year. Written by the present director of the museum and featuring specially commissioned photographs by Derry Moore, this absorbing account of a unique, perpetually surprising cabinet of curiosities offers a fascinating insight into the genius of an exceptional man.
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Tim Knox is Director of Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Derry Moore is a distinguished photographer of interiors and portraits. His work has appeared in numerous books and high-quality magazines, including World of Interiors.Review:
This book is a distillation of all that is wonderful about the compact and complex Sir John Soane's Museum - COUNTRY LIFE The book is valuable as the first detailed photographic record of the museum's appearance for 15 years - ART QUARTERLY A room-by-room guide that is beautifully shot - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Those who know the Soane will love this book. Those who do not know the Soane will run there once they've read it - THE ART NEWSPAPER A lively and scholarly account of a unique and idiosyncratic space - HOUSE & GARDEN
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Descripción Merrell, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111858944759
Descripción Merrell. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1858944759 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0786119