Inigo Jones, the first English classical architect, was famous in his own time and was the posthumous sponsor of the Palladian movement of the eighteenth century. This authoritative and elegantly written book, first published in 1966, reassessed ...
Jones's life and career, cleared away the myths of attribution that surrounded his work and reassigned to him projects that had disappeared from his oeuvre. Summerson's classic text is enhanced by a foreword and notes by Howard Colvin, a bibliography and illustrations. John Summerson, a brilliant writer and lecturer on British architectural history, was curator of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Howard Colvin, emeritus fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, was the author of 'A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840', published by Yale University Press.