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The Resource The Wessex project : Thomas Hardy, architect, Kester Rattenbury

The Wessex project : Thomas Hardy, architect, Kester Rattenbury

Label
The Wessex project : Thomas Hardy, architect
Title
The Wessex project
Title remainder
Thomas Hardy, architect
Statement of responsibility
Kester Rattenbury
Title variation
Thomas Hardy, architect
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Hardy's architectural career is not considered a success. Seen usually as a mere prelude to his literary output, it is most often summed up by reference to the 'shockingly' suburban home he built himself at Max Gate. But in this new work, Professor Kester Rattenbury argues the opposite: that far from being incidental, Hardy's architectural thinking is integral to a full understanding of his life's work. This is the first time Hardy's life and legacy have been studied by a fellow architectural writer and critic. Reconstructed from the wealth of little-known drawings, photographs, experimental illustrations and modest built work he produced or oversaw, and an architecturally-biased re-reading of his novels, this book sets out a startling new vision of Thomas Hardy's work, and how it has shaped England in fact and fiction. The Wessex Project exposes the architectural thinking and invention underlying Hardy's novels. It shows how his famous imaginary realm Wessex can be seen as a forerunner of the experimental architectural projects of our own times - in which architects weave together design, description, polemic, and images of both real and imagined spaces, to form highly developed and challenging unbuilt projects, published in books designed to change the way we see the world. The book makes a compelling case for listing Hardy among the greatest of all conceptual architects, as well as recognising him as one of the most influential and active conservationists and architectural critics of all time. This radical new perspective gives Hardy's many readers a chance, at last, to see Wessex as the author himself constructed it: through architectural eyes
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rattenbury, Kester
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4757.A72
LC item number
R38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Architecture in literature
Label
The Wessex project : Thomas Hardy, architect, Kester Rattenbury
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-252) 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
Control code
ocn988165308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781848222502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)988165308
Label
The Wessex project : Thomas Hardy, architect, Kester Rattenbury
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-252) 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
Control code
ocn988165308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781848222502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)988165308

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