Sir Christopher Wren - Architect in Context - Book List

Recommended

Hornak, A. After the Fire: London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs
London: Pimpernel Press, 2016
(Visually stunning, highly recommended)

Tinniswood, A. His Invention so Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren
London: Cape, 2001
(A very readable biography)

Whinney, M. Wren
London: Thames and Hudson, 1971
(An excellent introduction to Wren's architecture)

Background

Campbell, J.W.P. Building St. Paul's
London: Thames and Hudson, 2007

Hollis, L. The Phoenix: St. Paul's Cathedral and the Men who Made Modern London
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008

Hunter, M. Science and Society in Restoration England
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981

Summerson, J. Sir Christopher Wren
London: Collins, 1953
(With many subsequent printings!)

Summerson, J. Inigo Jones
London: Penguin, 1966

Summerson, J. The Classical Language of Architecture - 2nd ed.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1980

Tavernor, R. Palladio and Palladianism
London: Thames and Hudson, 1991

Andrew Lacey
July 2020

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