David Watkin

Towers Of Glass

Elizabethan Architecture: Its Rise and Fall, 1540–1640


Yale University Press 516pp £45 order from our bookshop

No review could hope to do full justice to the beauty and learning of this magnificent book. With 516 pages and over 600 illustrations, including many stunning colour plates by the leading architectural photographer Martin Charles, and with coloured title-pages to the chapters framed in strapwork decoration based on the frontispiece to the translation of Serlio’s First Book of Architecture (1611), it has an almost Edwardian opulence.

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